NBC: Two rats, thousands of miles apart, cooperate telepathically via brain implant
Posted: 28 February 2013 09:36 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Many thanks to the writers at NBC news for taking a potentially cool technical achievement and completely blowing the writing:

http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/28/17123686-two-rats-thousands-of-miles-apart-cooperate-telepathically-via-brain-implant?threadId=3675800&commentId=74500710#c74500710

No, this is *NOT* telepathy. Electropathy, maybe, if that’s even a word.

Hoorah for bad science reporting!

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Posted: 28 February 2013 10:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Ugh.

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Posted: 28 February 2013 08:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Agreed, ridiculous reporting.

I hope the scientists who performed the tests have elaborated that this is not telepathy.

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Posted: 28 February 2013 10:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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sounds like something like a telephone

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Posted: 02 March 2013 03:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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So, do you guys write angry letters to Hanna-Barbera because Fred Flintstone likes brontosaurus burgers, even though there was no such animal?  Its a headline, its job is to catch a person’s attention in as few words as possible.  Using the word “telepathy” does that, and given that most people think of computers as mysterious black boxes, trying to communicate the story to them in as precise language as humanly possible isn’t going to do anything but turn them off.

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Posted: 02 March 2013 03:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Fred Flintstone is not NBC News.

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Posted: 02 March 2013 03:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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NBC News isn’t Nature, or any other scientific journal.  They make their money off of ratings numbers, not delivering 100% accurate information.

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Posted: 02 March 2013 03:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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NBC News claims to adhere to good journalistic standards.

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Posted: 02 March 2013 04:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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So does Fox News, what’s your point?

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Posted: 03 March 2013 08:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Coldheart Tucker - 02 March 2013 04:10 PM

So does Fox News, what’s your point?


LOL  LOL  LOL

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