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Why junk science continues to proliferate
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Michael D. Shaw -- Expert in Health Care and Environmental Affairs Michael D. Shaw -- Expert in Health Care and Environmental Affairs
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Washington , DC
Saturday, May 18, 2019

 

This HND piece gives some reasons behind the never-ending production of junk science. We start off with the case of glyphosate as a specific, and then articulate the root causes. They are touched on below...

Peer review, as still worshiped by academic science fanboys is mostly inoperative these days, since agenda and bias—not to mention political correctness and the drive for grants—drives published science these days.

The popular media is driven by sensationalism (now called "click-bait"), but so are the academic journals.

No one cares about reproducing published results anymore. Thus, total crap can be published with little fear of the consequences.

One big part of sensationalism is driven by a riff on the old Post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy, whereby correlation means causation.

Read the complete article.

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