David Shukman

SHUKMAN!!! Is at It Again About Synthetic Biology

July 14, 2013 // 4 Comments

 By: Myles Power Edited by: Peter . As many of you know, I am not a fan of the BBC’s science editor David SHUKMAN! I have previously written about his lack of scientific understanding concerning synthetic biology and extinction. I have also produced videos where I go into detail about why he is not up for the job and why he should not be reporting on sensitive subjects he knows nothing about. I even wrote a letter of complaint about him to the BBC and encouraged others to do the same [...]

“Why Such a Fuss About Extinction” Said No Scientist Ever!

March 28, 2013 // 10 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: James Gurney & Hannah As many of you know, I am not a fan of the BBC’s Science Editor, David Shukman. In the past I have written and made videos about his unforgivingly poorly researched report on synthetic biology. I am still amazed at how someone who is so unqualified and so alarmist has been hired to not only report on science stories for the BBC, but also to work with science programme makers across the corporation. Having said that, it does help [...]

Coalition of Environmentalists Report on Synthetic Biology

June 9, 2012 // 6 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah As many of you will know, I am not a big fan of David Shukman (BBC Science Editor). This dislike came from watching his biased broadcast on the BBC, in which he cast a shadow on the hard work of synthetic biologists and the subject as a whole. I later found out that at the same time, he published a related article on the BBC news website. It was just as misinformed and alarmist as the broadcast and inexcusably made a link between synthetic biology [...]

BBC respond to complaint about David Shukman (BBC science editor)

May 22, 2012 // 3 Comments

I understand you are unhappy with a report by David Shukman on synthetic biology.The BBC Complaints process stipulates that:”You should complain within 30 working days of the incident or event.”http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/handle-complaint/ As you have waited until 17 May to send a complaint about a programme broadcast on 28 March 2012, this is so far past broadcast that we do not think there is a case for circumventing our complaints process and taking on your email as a formal [...]

David Shukman (BBC Science Editor) – Synthetic Biology

May 15, 2012 // 6 Comments

Back in March 2012, David Shukman (BBC Science Editor) published a short report on synthetic biology. The reports cast a shadow on the hard work of scientists and implies that synthetic biology is not accepted by the mainstream scientific community. Myles discusses the points Shukman makes in his report and questions if he should be the BBC science editor. Pictures from this episode Original Video Aired on 28/3/12, 15 mins into BBC news at ten. Complaints can be made here. [...]