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’Nullius in verba’ appropriate for both science and journalism

Posted by James McPherson on March 30, 2010

Nullius in verba (roughly translated as “take nobody’s word for it”) has been the motto of the Royal Society since 1663.

It would also make a great motto for journalism, and for anyone who uses the media.

One Response to “’Nullius in verba’ appropriate for both science and journalism”

  1. Patrick Donovan said

    I go by the old George Burns tune:

    Seeing is believing, that’s a story old and true;
    Don’t believe all you hear, you’v often heard that, too.

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