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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 Joe Desertrat on Thursday May 12 2016, @04:24PM

    by Joe Desertrat (2454) Subscriber Badge on Thursday May 12 2016, @04:24PM (#345291)

    Not just infotainment, but sponsored infotainment imagine yourself in a BMW that is indistinguishable Emirates cares from actual the American beer content.

    It may be that I am only similar in capability to the slow members of Oliver's audience, but I have no idea what the above means.

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