Lies Your Guide on How to Immunize Yourself Against Misinformation in 2013“In 800 newspaper bylines I can count on fingers and toes the ones that were actually true” - the words of Richard Peppiatt, British tabloid defector, speaking last week at a series of talks on Bad Journalism at the Centre for Inquiry. According to Peppiat, the articles he wrote were a “fiction …

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sig The statistical significance scandal: The standard error of science?P<0.05 is the figure you will often find printed on an academic paper, that is commonly (mis)understood as indicating that the findings have a one in twenty chance of being incorrect. The phenomenon has become a somewhat universal barrier which scientists must cross but in many cases has also …

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TED Smashed Lessons from TED on the dangers of pseudoscienceBack in August I wrote a post covering a rash of reports on the worrying rise of bad science in TED talks. A couple of months later TED pulled the following TEDx talk after the neuroscientist Bradley Voytek posted a question about it to Quora: “Is Randy Powell saying anything in his 2010

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war on drugs Seven Former Presidents, Ten Nobel Prize Winners, One Message: End The War on DrugsBreaking The Taboo, the acclaimed film packed with hard hitting footage, facts, figures and interviews with former world leaders and drug tzars is now available to watch in full for free:
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Gloves are off The worlds most prolific cannabis dealer and a right wing columnist debate the war on drugsJust over a month ago I attended a debate (at Bristol Festival of Ideas) between Howard Marks, the man who at one point was the world’s most prolific cannabis dealer – importing hundreds of tons of cannabis in to the UK, the US and mainland Europe, and Peter Hitchens, the Mail on Sunday’s columnist …

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