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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 cubancigar11 on Friday May 13 2016, @10:13AM

    by cubancigar11 (330) on Friday May 13 2016, @10:13AM (#345588) Homepage Journal

    Did I just miss or publicly shaming people for being not politically-correct was something conservatives started?

    Or liberals just can't take the medicine they give others?

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  • (Score: 2) by Tork on Friday May 13 2016, @04:45PM

    by Tork (3914) on Friday May 13 2016, @04:45PM (#345723)
    Nah, all you missed was one AC not following through on his principles. Not the fault of anyone else.
    Slashdolt Logic: "23 year old jokes about sharks and lasers are +5, Funny." 💩