Well, as a follow-up to a timestream post sent a little more than a year ago, I’m writing today to ask the future about the ultimate merits and/or penalties of having engaged in the National Geographic television show “Chasing UFOs,” which as it would turn out is a great deal less scientific than I’d originally hoped/been led to believe. Not for lack of trying, mind you. It just wasn’t up to me. But then again, you know about all that.
My real question is this: It seems there is a fraternity of professional scientists who wanted to try and engage in mainstream media with varying amounts of success. I myself don’t like the trend toward less-informative television that I seem to have involuntarily become a part of, and I’m considering taking a more vocal stand on behalf of science in the media.
So… What happens? This is all very new territory for me. What do I decide to do, and what doors do these decisions open and/or close?
Very anxious to learn more,
July 25, 2012; 03:20p.m. PT