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300tube THUNK   20 April, 2017

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 -

“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 - 

Scientific American: “Is There Really a War on Science?” - 

Slate: “The war on science is a trap. The science march should step carefully.” -

91. Spanking & Anecdotal Evidence - 

88. Hume's Guillotine & Rational Morality -

90. Science vs. Philosophy, an Ancient (Non-)Debate -

79. Science, Pseudoscience, & the Demarcation Problem -

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 -

A framework to analyse gender bias in epidemiological research -