英会話ブログ その745     Junk Science (1)

2016/01/12

If you listen to American media a lot you may hear the term "Junk Science" being used by various pundits.(informed commentators)

The phrase Junk Science became popular in the past 20 years or so, and refers to scientific data or analysis which some group of people feels is inaccurate.  It is therefore labeled as "Junk" (garbage).

These scientists or commentators associated with the Republican Party in the US are especially fond of labelling any science which doesn't fit their philosophy or agenda as Junk Science.

This might be scientific data about climate change ("global warming"), or anything associated with the environment, such as the melting of Arctic ice, or disappearance of animal species.                                 (G.K)


英会話表現&英単語
the term "Junk Science"         "不要な知識”という言葉
pundit              権威、専門家
inaccurate                      正確でない、誤った
therefore                       それ故に、したがって
associated with 〜        〜と関連した
agenda                          予定表、議事日程
global warming                  地球の温暖化
Arctic ice                      北極の氷
disappearance of animal species   ある動物種の絶滅                   

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