_Nature_ anti-alcohol editorial is inappropriate

Daniel Berman bermand at maths.tcd.ie
Wed Apr 12 05:32:40 EST 1995


<U58563 at uicvm.uic.edu> writes:

>In the March 30 issue of _Nature_, one editorial concerns drugs, illegal and
>legal.  To summarize (and unlike the editors of some scientific journals I do
>not pretend to be giving an unbiased synopsis), the writer gives a few good
>anti-drug arguments, then promptly ignores them in favor of unsubstantiated
>claims that there is still a meaningful black market in legal drugs (well,

You may disagree with their use of the deitorial space, but editorials
are meant to be an expression of the opinion of the "editor" or that of
the paper.  (and both are essentially the same).  Editorials
are, by nature, (sorry!) biased.


dan



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