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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 Thursday May 12 2016, @01:10AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 12 2016, @01:10AM (#344971)

    Marxism was a horrible idea. Don't quote that man. But yes, it's correct, and it is not going to change. You have extraordinary people who create amazing things that everyone wants to give them their money in a capitalistic system. Then you have people who work for the government who steal a portion of that money from the makers. You have makers and you have takers.

  • (Score: 1) by zugedneb on Thursday May 12 2016, @08:54AM

    by zugedneb (4556) on Thursday May 12 2016, @08:54AM (#345145)

    get treatment, dude...

    during the course of evolution, a group need different types pf persons, and even some nonpersons.
    it is not a valid point, that you can find a specific slice of time, where you can call some useless...


    old saying: "a troll is a window into the soul of humanity" + also: