Science Faux Pas Example #1: 97% of internet users have internet access
I am starting a new series here on Science Faux Pas. Here is one of my favorites from Nature a while back. They report in this promotion that 97% of Nature's readers have internet access. How did they determine this? By an online readers survey. The real question is - who are the 3% that completed the survey but said they did not have internet access?
I am going to try and make a collection of these over time so if you have any or can point to some out there please let me know. It may not be as fun as Carl Zimmer's tattoo series, but there are some doozies out there.