One of the things I’ve learned from my years of science editing is that people are goddamned fools about science. And I’m not even talking about climate change (although I certainly could).
Let’s take anthropomorphizing. I’m all about anthropomorphizing in poems. But there is a time and a place. Please do not anthropomorphize bacteria in semi-technical text.
For example: “Probiotics are beneficial
, friendlylive microorganisms.”
Bacteria is not friendly. It does not invite me in for coffee. It does not call and make sure that I have power. It just is.
What misuse of science pisses you off?