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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, @09:51PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 11 2016, @09:51PM (#344896)

    No, you're just butthurt. First you complain about Oliver because he was picking on poor Donald. Then, after it was pointed out to you that he was in fact responding to worse treatment dished out by Trump, you now criticize him for not ignoring him.

    Look, if you want your butt-buddy Donnie to be President, you need to realize that he can't go around shooting his mouth off like that without taking some back on himself.

  • (Score: 1, Disagree) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 11 2016, @10:34PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 11 2016, @10:34PM (#344920)

    Stopped reading at "butt hurt". Learn to form an argument without ad hominem if you want anyone to actually listen to you.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 12 2016, @02:08AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 12 2016, @02:08AM (#344986)

      I listened to him and totally agree with what he said.
      You just seem butt hurt that facts got in the way of you Donald love.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 12 2016, @05:02AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 12 2016, @05:02AM (#345054)

      Argumentative fallacies aren't fallacies because they are wrong, they're fallacies because they don't create compelling arguments. At the same time, accusing the poster you're debating with of using a fallacy is not some kind of instant win, and you don't get to ignore his or her points just because you can't address them.

    • (Score: 5, Touché) by Tork on Thursday May 12 2016, @07:02AM

      by Tork (3914) on Thursday May 12 2016, @07:02AM (#345100)

      Learn to form an argument without ad hominem if you want anyone to actually listen to you.

      Now that is an unexpected position for a Trump supporter to take.

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      • (Score: 2) by cubancigar11 on Friday May 13 2016, @10:13AM

        by cubancigar11 (330) on Friday May 13 2016, @10:13AM (#345588) Homepage Journal

        Did I just miss or publicly shaming people for being not politically-correct was something conservatives started?

        Or liberals just can't take the medicine they give others?

        • (Score: 2) by Tork on Friday May 13 2016, @04:45PM

          by Tork (3914) on Friday May 13 2016, @04:45PM (#345723)
          Nah, all you missed was one AC not following through on his principles. Not the fault of anyone else.
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