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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: 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: