Science Channel president Clark Bunting told reporters Tuesday that his cable network was "completely incapable" of watering down science any further than it already had. "Look, we've tried, we really have, but it's simply not possible to set the bar any lower," said a visibly exhausted Bunting, adding that he "could not in good conscience" make science any more mindless or insultingly juvenile.Well, here's the word from Team Verb: You go, Science Channel, you go. We've got your back. In some sense: We'll happily keep dumbing down science long after you've stopped. At least for language and related areas. Juvenile? Mindless? It's who we are. It's what we do.
Sure, we can see why you have to keep to the 5% science content minimum, but we do not feel compelled. Trust us. We've got your back.