Posts Tagged ‘science’

Bias in the sciences

Posted: November 10, 2017 in -
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The Trouble With Scientists

 In 2005, medical science was shaken by a paper with the provocative title “Why most published research findings are false.”1 Written by John Ioannidis, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, it didn’t actually show that any particular result was wrong. Instead, it showed that the statistics of reported positive findings was not consistent with how often one should expect to find them. As Ioannidis concluded more recently, “many published research findings are false or exaggerated, and an estimated 85 percent of research resources are wasted.”2

It’s likely that some researchers are consciously cherry-picking data to get their work published. And some of the problems surely lie with journal publication policies. But the problems of false findings often begin with researchers unwittingly fooling themselves: they fall prey to cognitive biases, common modes of thinking that lure us toward wrong but convenient or attractive conclusions.

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The president we need.

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War on Science: Here Are Some of the Banned Words at Trump’s Ag Department
“Active censorship…in the name of his political agenda.”

 

Nation of deluded assholes, led by the deluded asshole in chief.

 

 

#Trump Embraces #science

Posted: March 4, 2017 in -
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Trump Meme Generator

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The psychopaths are unleashed. Look for an environment closer to Beijing’s in 4 years…

Donald Trump institutes media blackout at EPA

That’s what he’s about. Don’t delude yourselves.

More: He’s shutting down EPA’s ability to conduct any business at all.

Trump Administration Imposes Freeze On EPA Grants and Contracts

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