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6 Reasons You Can't Trust Science Anymore

Postby DamianaRaven » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:50 pm

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Re: 6 Reasons You Can't Trust Science Anymore

Postby sunglasses » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:06 pm

I'm fairly certain he's already aware and I seem to recall him talking about p-hacking and what constitutes an appropriate study, as in, how to tell when one is less likely to have bias.

I know he's discussed the issues with the sham publishing companies before.

Part of the larger issues and why many of the public are so swept about by findings is that many people forget/don't know that part of the scientific method is being able to replicate findings. That's why one study is not really valid. You need multiple studies that all show the same conclusion.

And as always, the correct way to make Aviel feel better is with a 20 oz porterhouse.
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Re: 6 Reasons You Can't Trust Science Anymore

Postby ShuaiGuy » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:11 pm

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Re: 6 Reasons You Can't Trust Science Anymore

Postby DamianaRaven » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:15 pm

Shuai, are you even aware that Avi is 6'4"? Don't make us have to pull that big motherfucker off of you!
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Re: 6 Reasons You Can't Trust Science Anymore

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Re: 6 Reasons You Can't Trust Science Anymore

Postby NathanLoiselle » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:36 pm

But if I can't trust science who can I trust??
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Re: 6 Reasons You Can't Trust Science Anymore

Postby PSTN » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:40 pm

NathanLoiselle wrote:But if I can't trust science who can I trust??


Me. You can trust me. Especially with things like credit card numbers, and all your passwords.
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Re: 6 Reasons You Can't Trust Science Anymore

Postby Tesseracts » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:44 pm

6 Reasons You Can't Trust Clickbait Article Titles or the Conclusions Reached By The Articles Themselves
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Re: 6 Reasons You Can't Trust Science Anymore

Postby Aquila89 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:58 pm

Publication is what's destroying science? Surely it was better in the good old days when you didn't have to publish your results, experiments didn't have to be repeated, peer review didn't exist. You could really trust science a few hundred years ago, when the best doctors said that infections are caused by bad air and can be cured by applying leeches.
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Re: 6 Reasons You Can't Trust Science Anymore

Postby PSTN » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:02 pm

Back when every alchemist found out the hard way that drinking mercury will not, in fact, make you immortal.
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Re: 6 Reasons You Can't Trust Science Anymore

Postby Cordslash » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:10 pm

Aquila89 wrote:Publication is what's destroying science? Surely it was better in the good old days when you didn't have to publish your results, experiments didn't have to be repeated, peer review didn't exist. You could really trust science a few hundred years ago, when the best doctors said that infections are caused by bad air and can be cured by applying leeches.


Hey now you're making leeches sound bad. My brother-in-law might not be the brightest bulb in the room, but he shouldn't be exterminated and ignored for that.
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Re: 6 Reasons You Can't Trust Science Anymore

Postby sunglasses » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:12 pm

PSTN wrote:
NathanLoiselle wrote:But if I can't trust science who can I trust??


Me. You can trust me. Especially with things like credit card numbers, and all your passwords.


yes, you can trust me and PSTN with those exact things. Make sure you tell us the numbers on the back of the card. For research.
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Re: 6 Reasons You Can't Trust Science Anymore

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Re: 6 Reasons You Can't Trust Science Anymore

Postby Andropov4 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:34 am

Yeah, that's why we call malaria malaria. It's Latin for bad air, because we didn't quite grasp what caused, just that seemed to get malaria near swamps a lot.
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Re: 6 Reasons You Can't Trust Science Anymore

Postby Australia » Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:08 pm

PSTN wrote:Back when every alchemist found out the hard way that drinking mercury will not, in fact, make you immortal.


Hey, spoilers! That news hasn't reached us yet. And I'm not relearning everything in high school for a seventh time, even if I do have all the time and mercury in the world.
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