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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: 2) by MostCynical on Thursday May 12 2016, @07:59AM

    by MostCynical (2589) on Thursday May 12 2016, @07:59AM (#345118)

    So... Mr Oliver is to blame for the understanding and education of his audience, before he has had a chance to engage, educate and inform them?

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