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posted by martyb on Wednesday May 11 2016, @04:55PM   Printer-friendly
from the just-the-facts,-ma'am dept.

The Washington Post reports on a video from the television series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver regarding flaws in science and in reporting about science.

Topics touched upon by Mr. Oliver include p-hacking, exploratory studies vs. confirmational studies, press releases, the "telephone" effect, animal testing, oversimplification, industry funding, sample sizes, and TED talks.


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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 11 2016, @04:58PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 11 2016, @04:58PM (#344723)

    warming

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  • (Score: 2) by Username on Wednesday May 11 2016, @07:35PM

    by Username (4557) on Wednesday May 11 2016, @07:35PM (#344826)

    And it’s double-precision real.

    • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 11 2016, @07:40PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 11 2016, @07:40PM (#344827)

      Proof it's from carbon? How about some proof a global carbon tax will reduce the warming? The globe warms and cools all the time, that's fact. What is still up in the air is that it's warming from carbon, and that it will keep warming from carbon. My Geology teacher in college spent a whole class debunking the carbon to warming correlation, but I am not a professional like she is.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 11 2016, @10:06PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 11 2016, @10:06PM (#344902)

        will slow down carbon emissions?

        • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 11 2016, @10:14PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 11 2016, @10:14PM (#344908)

          You realize this tax will hurt the poor, right? No one is going to be discouraged from using energy if they can afford it. People need energy to survive. You can't just live off the land in urban areas. So how would this reduce emissions other than forcing the poor to use less fuel because they cannot afford it anymore? Should we reduce carbon emissions even though it means we have blood on our hands? Last time I checked global warming hasn't killed anyone, but not having heating in your home home, or a means to get food and water, or a means to cook and preserve food, does kill people.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 11 2016, @10:20PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 11 2016, @10:20PM (#344909)

          Also taxation is theft and the initiation of force.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 11 2016, @08:07PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 11 2016, @08:07PM (#344846)

      No one wants to discuss a global carbon tax?