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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, @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.