Post by David DeLaney Post by Moriarty Post by ***@bid.nes
I used to but then SciAm went to hell.
What have you got against SciAm? I've been a subscriber for ~15 years now and
haven't noticed a degradation in quality.
Next time through take a look at ALL the ads.
Dave, yes, some ads are still okay. but some are from kookville
Well, I must admit I ignore ads whether on TV, radio or in magazines. Next issue, I'll pay closer attention to them.
But others have suggested dumbing down, advocacy or greening as a reason for dumping it. The last issue I finished - I'm about three behind - was March 2019. The main articles were:
1 The latest thinking on the composition of neutron stars.
2 Observations of grief in animals.
3 An analysis on mania - the opposite of depression - and why it needs to be considered in its own right and not simply as half of manic-depressive.
4 The jet stream and it's impacts on floods and droughts, and speculation on how climate change will impact it.
5 The looping structure of DNA.
6 The psych profile of people who are drawn to conspiracy theories.
7 Tool using in non-human primates.
I'm not really seeing anything particularly objectionable or dumbed down. I suppose a climate change denier would find 4 an example of green advocacy and recognise themselves in 6.
The editorials certainly advocate for greater recognition/spending/profile for STEM. But that's what they're for.