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Battling Bad Science

September 29, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Tyler recently shared Ben Goldacre‘s TED talk in which Ben illustrates the problem of publishing only positive results. He cites medical examples where many drugs are tested first, but the trials yielding negative results are discarded (ie not included in publications). He also highlights the implications this has when doctors are prescribing these drugs to patients. I agree with Tyler that this problem needs to be expanded to science, not just medicine.

Ben actually gave a very similar TED talk (posted below) a while ago. Personally I like this one better since it’s more generalized than his recent one (only a tiny bit more though :P).

 

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  1. September 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm
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