A recent study on homeopathy shows reminds us that meta-analysis - like any study - can look superficially solid yet still produce nonsense
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A dialogue (with myself)
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A CRISPR study claimed to upend the established science on genetic mutations. Did it?
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There was no defending that appalling "autoethnography" paper on masturbation. But a lot of academics defended it anyway
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People on Twitter love to ridicule noisy-looking graphs. But very often, they're just misunderstanding the statistics
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A recent meta-analysis looked like good news for the effectiveness of "nudge" theory. Does a new set of rebuttal letters throw the whole idea into…
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Everyone loves a counterintuitive scientific belief. Is this one actually true?
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Do breastfed children have higher IQs? The answer is annoyingly hard to uncover
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It's an idea that's been around since Freud - but is there any decent evidence for it?
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Yet more bad science about dogs - this time from social psychology
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People who say “science is political” usually aren’t just stating facts - they’re trying to push something on you. Don’t let them
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Audio version: Science is political - and that's a bad thingListen now | Science Fictions Substack Podcast Episode #6
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