Topic: Science

Lockdowners Speak with Privilege, and Contempt for the Poor and Working Class

– October 12, 2020

“Undoubtedly, Gonsalves is an excellent scientist, but his opinions about the course of action we should take in response to the coronavirus have nothing to do with his professional qualifications, and everything to do with his political views. To the extent that he has attempted to smear Bhattacharya, Gupta, and Kulldorff as acting to further some covert right-wing political agenda, this is simply a classic case of Freudian projection.” ~ Jenin Younes

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statistics

Harford Brings Statistics To The Masses

– September 29, 2020

“I share Harford’s deep commitment to figuring out what’s true. His calls for keeping an open mind, for being curious about scientific questions, results, and numbers, for carefully noticing your emotions on a topic – all supremely useful advice from which most of us can benefit. Abandoning or doubting all statistics you encounter is not wise or clever; it’s giving up logic and evidence in a complicated world. It’s a ‘retreat into believing whatever makes us feel good.'” ~ Joakim Book

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bad science

Why So Much Science is Wrong, False, Puffed, or Misleading

– September 24, 2020

“The book, while scary and disheartening, is truth-seeking and ultimately optimistic. Ritchie doesn’t come to bury science; he comes to fix it. ‘The ideals of the scientific process aren’t the problem,’ he writes on the last page, ‘the problem is the betrayal of those ideals by the way we do research in practice.'” ~ Joakim Book

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biology

How To Secede from the Biology Wars

– January 5, 2019

I don’t really care who started this war. It’s a war that no one can win.

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