“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 …Twitter, Facebook, Google+, RSS, or join the mailing list.
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 …Twitter, Facebook, Google+, RSS, or join the mailing list.
Back 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 …Twitter, Facebook, Google+, RSS, or join the mailing list.
Just 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 …Twitter, Facebook, Google+, RSS, or join the mailing list.
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