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Re: What a biased title SLS

Posted by Dinah on September 29, 2011, at 14:11:19

In reply to Re: What a biased title Dinah, posted by SLS on September 29, 2011, at 11:44:58

I think I'm just as upset with what appears to be junk science, though to be fair it might just be reported that way.

Reading your typical science news from mainstream sources, it leads one to wonder if there are any true scientists out there at all. People who want to know facts, and not draw unwarranted conclusions from them. The first thing my son learned in middle school science was how to see problems with the reports of studies in media. Attribution errors, bias, etc. Bless his science teacher.

But I readily admit that the problem may lie more with reporters looking for a good headline than with the actual studies.

But really....

If I have a handful of life lessons I really want to impart to my son, one will be sunk cost theory, and one will be correlation does not mean causality.

Ok. Enough ranting. For now anyway. :)

(It might be fun to start an ongoing "Stupid Science News" thread. And perhaps "From the Science Journal Duhhhhh....")

 

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