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New study shows bullshit

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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If you haven’t seen this already, you must not have visited the Internet in the last couple days.

It’s all about a lot of my own dorkiest subject matter … but on TV! And getting a bazillion eyeballs. And it even mentions P-hacking! So that feels weird. But professional comedian-pundit John Oliver nails it, of course: basically, most science reporting these days is an oversimplification nightmare, to the point where we should probably all just start automatically rolling our eyes and tuning out as soon as we hear the magic words “A new study shows … ”

The TED talks satire at the end is priceless. (“What if I were to tell you … it’s both AND neither?” )

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