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Epidemiology compared to Astrology

I spend a lot of time explaining why epidemiology is the home of a lot of cargo cult, junk science.

The problem is that an observational discipline is easily highjacked by fraudsters. 274 more words

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Nye is no science guy, he is a science duufus

But the man has a microphone and a camera, and in the world today–that’s better than competence, that’s notoriety and fame. 85 more words

Climate Change

Another example of irresponsible polling

Here’s the essay. CNN cheats on polling? Really?

I did my first poll in my life last week. I saw Marist on the ID and called them back. 161 more words

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An essay advocating protecting scientists from harassment

This writer says scientists are unfairly attacked–but I would suggest that scientists who become advocates and are guilty of fraud should be exposed. 224 more words

Climate Change

The importance of critical thinking

I keep coming back to how to detect bullshit, the pretense of intelligent inquiry that is not at all.

Asking the right questions, demanding truth, veracity, integrity in the inquiry that goes forward based on reasoned assessment. 271 more words

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Henry Frankfurt on Bullshit

We have mentioned here William Voegele’s concern about the leftist Bullshit machine, how they fill up the air with their self serving pronouncements and assertions that completely disregard honest and truthful inquiry in favor of posturing and posing. 7,896 more words

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