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How to Determine If A Controversial Statement Is Scientifically True

  1. Aug 9, 2012 #1
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  3. Aug 13, 2012 #2

    Ryan_m_b

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    Nice intro article for intelligent people who haven't ever studied science.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2012 #3
    Ouch. That hurt, because I have studied science. :eek:

    edit: I'm not sure if high school science counts. :confused:
     
  5. Aug 14, 2012 #4

    Ryan_m_b

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    Lol, I meant it genuinely. Not as a dig. If someone has studied science properly (not sure if your high school counts to be honest because most schools don't teach science, they teach lists of facts determined by science) they should know all this as basic.
     
  6. Aug 16, 2012 #5
    Actually it's a great article for anybody, because it addresses not only confirmation biases but internet specific resources, and gives a kind of "method" for approaching the particular brand of quackery and flim-flammery proliferated by the wonderful beast known as the Internet.
     
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