Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Crisis of Science (Corbett Report)

In recent years, the public has gradually discovered that there is a crisis in science. But what is the problem? And how bad is it, really? Today on The Corbett Report we shine a spotlight on the series of interrelated crises that are exposing the way institutional science is practiced today, and what it means for an increasingly science-dependent society.

TYPO ALERT: Eisenhower's Farewell Address was in 1961, not 1967(Corbett)

Opens with a good discussion about fudging statistics.

How the scientific process works in the real world is NOT how people commonly imagine it to be. The checks and balances, and reproducibility often fail due to bias, ill-conceived methodology, mistakes or outright fraud. An eye opening clip.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2019.]