Frustrated at reading crime novels which are littered with scientific inaccuracies? The BBC reports that the Washington Academy of Sciences (WAS) has come up with a plan to solve all that. WAS has established a seal of approval for books with the correct scientific facts.
“WAS President Jim Cole says many people encounter science through fiction and TV shows such as CSI, which can give the impression that technology can solve any crime.
“Science as it’s generally perceived by the public is not necessarily correct science,” he says.
“With self-publishing on the internet, I think this is going to be a huge issue in the future – about what’s real and what’s not real.””
Will a scientific seal of approval help solve the problem? And will scientists be able to agree on what is “correct” science?