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Two quick science thoughts

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Some people use any dirt on science to confirm their bias that “science is broken.” But science is much harder to break than they think.

Related: defending quackery with “science doesn’t know everything” is like declaring a leaky canoe seaworthy because we don’t know the ocean depths.

These brief points were both popular tweets over the winter (here and here, if you’d like to retweet them yourself). What makes a tweet take off is still mostly a (fascinating) mystery to me, but for sure “virtue signalling” in a major factor. Interesting.

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