February 21, 2016

Bullshit in science

From The Unbearable Asymmetry of Bullshit by Brian D. Earp:

There is a veritable truckload of bullshit in science.¹ When I say bullshit, I mean arguments, data, publications, or even the official policies of scientific organizations that give every impression of being perfectly reasonable — of being well-supported by the highest quality of evidence, and so forth — but which don’t hold up when you scrutinize the details. Bullshit has the veneer of truth-like plausibility. It looks good. It sounds right. But when you get right down to it, it stinks.



Blogger The Other Front said...

From a financial academic friend, who recently shot down a well-regarded study based on very weak analysis: "it's ugly over here."

February 21, 2016 at 2:59 PM  

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