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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 11 2016, @07:51PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 11 2016, @07:51PM (#344837)

    I've seen John Oliver around for years, I used to like him. I won't watch anything he does after watching his smear campaign against Donald Trump. If you don't like his ideas, explain why, have a meaningful discussion.

    Well played, AC! Challenge your opposition to an impossible task! Explain why you don't like Trump's ideas? Ha ha ha! "Trump's ideas"!! Oh, that's a good one! Very funny! Ideas and "Trump" in the same sentence! Ha ha ah ha!!!
    Almost as good as saying that before you pass through these woods, you must chop down the tallest tree in the forest, . . . with a herring!