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Why You Shouldn’t Always Trust Science


Using confounding language in scientific studies makes them more believable, but turns out it could all be a lie.

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Misconduct Widespread in Retracted Science Papers, Study Finds
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/02/science/study-finds-fraud-is-widespread-in-retracted-scientific-papers.html
“Last year the journal Nature reported an alarming increase in the number of retractions of scientific papers — a tenfold rise in the previous decade, to more than 300 a year across the scientific literature.”

Why people fall for bullshit, according to a scientist
http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2015/12/3/9844480/why-people-believe-bullshit-science
“Pennycook is the lead author of a new study wonderfully titled “On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit.” In it, he and his colleagues asked questions no psychologists have touched on before. Such as: What makes a person a good bullshit detector? Why are some people more susceptible to bullshit than others?”

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