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300tube THUNK   20 April, 2017
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Repeat youtube mp4: THUNK - 116. The War on Science

The so-called "War on Science" isn't about hostility, it's a simple case of forgetting how science is different.

-Links for the Curious-

The March for Science Website - https://www.marchforscience.com/

“The War on Science,” by Shawn Otto, a very thorough analysis of the history & causes of the political & social efforts to deliberately undermine scientific authority - https://www.amazon.com/War-Science-Waging-Matters-About/dp/1571313532 

Scientific American: “Is There Really a War on Science?” - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-there-really-a-war-on-science/ 

Slate: “The war on science is a trap. The science march should step carefully.” - http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/02/the_war_on_science_is_a_trap.html

91. Spanking & Anecdotal Evidence - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hlGKudCCnc 

88. Hume's Guillotine & Rational Morality - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwkSA8nqmdI

90. Science vs. Philosophy, an Ancient (Non-)Debate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CGQrt_5n60

79. Science, Pseudoscience, & the Demarcation Problem - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dmOmprI0v4

Some great examples of how bias can cause us to wander away from the scientific method (thanks Your2ndPlanB!):

Gender bias in research: how does it affect evidence based medicine? by Anita Holdcroft - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/014107680710000102

A framework to analyse gender bias in epidemiological research - http://jech.bmj.com/content/61/Suppl_2/ii46.short