Saturday, May 13, 2006

Catholicgauze scoops National Geographic

Geographers have always had an "interesting" relationship with National Geographic. It does great things like promoting geography education and the Genographic Project (which has been used and blogged by Catholicgauze not once but twice). However, recently they have become more political and have turned away from geography with cover stories on love and poison. The latter angers many geographers who have viewed National Geographic as the face of geography to the masses. The former upsets readers who view themselves right-of-center and others who reject National Geographic’s dogmatic stance on issues.

Now National Geographic has adopted the bad habit of reporting debunked junk stories. First there was the whole Gospel of Judas fiasco and just now National Geographic News is reporting "Pyramid in Bosnia -- Huge Hoax or Colossal Find?" If National Geographic read my update on the "pyramids" they would have realized this guy is a nut job weeks ago.

I know people at National Geographic are good people. They want to educate the world and make it a better place. Publishing junk stories; however, is not a good start.

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