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Yes, Science Is Political
Oct. 8, 2020 · · Original resource · blog

Scientists need to acknowledge that fact—and to act on it in these most dire of times
covid-19
communication
disproportionate impact
discussion
crisis management
politics
science
equality
responsibility
humanity, statistic, wrong, communicate, fit
step, offline, fight, hardcover, horton
Preprints Aren’t The Problem — WE Are The Problem
May 21, 2020 · · Original resource · blog

What I do want to do: cast this episode as just one entry in an increasingly long ledger of high-profile and dramatically undercooked scientific papers (and it really is dealer’s choice for which one you pick at this point) that have made a good few people question the role of preprints in scientific life — a position which, as someone who wrote an article literally called Why I Love Preprints, I find totally understandable and justified.Because this is now a serious problem.
covid-19
open science
criticism
bad science
preprint
limitation
article
peer review
problem
paper
responsibility
scientific community
humanity, statistic, wrong, communicate, fit
step, offline, fight, hardcover, horton
Epistemic Humility—Knowing Your Limits in a Pandemic
April 13, 2020 · · Original resource · article

In the middle of a pandemic, knowledge is in short supply. We don’t know how many people are infected, or how many people will be. We have much to learn about how to treat the people who are sick—and how to help prevent infection in those who aren’t. There’s reasonable disagreement on the best policies to pursue, whether about health care, economics, or supply distribution. Although scientists worldwide are working hard and in concert to address these questions, final answers are some ways away.
covid-19
knowledge
confidence
humanity, statistic, wrong, communicate, fit
like, ease, stop, critic, away
Facts v feelings: how to stop our emotions misleading us
Sept. 10, 2020 · · Original resource · webpage

The pandemic has shown how a lack of solid statistics can be dangerous. But even with the firmest of evidence, we often end up ignoring the facts we don’t like. By Tim Harford
covid-19
misinformation
statistics
science denial
evidence
emotion
fact
ignorance
cognitive bias
humanity, statistic, wrong, communicate, fit
like, ease, stop, critic, away
Causal inference isn't what you think it is
June 25, 2020 · · Original resource · webpage

You may think that statistical causal inference is about inferring causation. You may think that it can not be tackled with standard statistical tools, but requires additional structure, such as counterfactual reasoning, potential responses or graphical representations.  I shall try to disabuse you of such woolly misconceptions by locating statistical causality firmly within the scope of traditional statistical decision theory.  From this viewpoint, the enterprise of "statistical causality" could fruitfully be rebranded as "assisted decision making".
statistics
graph
humanity, statistic, wrong, communicate, fit
bayesian, causal, measurement, replication, statistical
Op-Ed: We rely on science. Why is it letting us down when we need it most?
Aug. 14, 2020 · · Original resource · news

Science is suffering from a replication crisis. Too many landmark studies can’t be repeated in independent labs, a process crucial to separating flukes and errors from solid results. The consequences are hard to overstate: Public policy, medical treatments and the way we see the world may have been built on the shakiest of foundations.
communication
incentive
scientific practice
transparency
research
publication
bad science
opinion
replication crisis
preparedness
humanity, statistic, wrong, communicate, fit
step, offline, fight, hardcover, horton
Covid-19: Is Behavioural Science The Key To Handle The Pandemic?
Sept. 21, 2020 · · Original resource · blog

experts realise that even after knowing the risks and concerns, the people still refuse to abide by the rules laid down by the governmens. To combat this type of behavior, first they need to accept the fact that only telling people about the risk won’t give them the desired result. They need to approach the situation with different solutions and that’s where behavioral science comes into play.
covid-19
communication
compliance
public health
behavioral science
policy
crisis management
informed decision making
risk mitigation
humanity, statistic, wrong, communicate, fit
like, ease, stop, critic, away
Flat Earth "Science" -- Wrong, but not Stupid
Aug. 22, 2020 · · Original resource · youtube

In this video I explain what flat earthers believe, why they believe it, and why I think scientists should take flat earthers more seriously.
communication
education
misinformation
trust
discussion
public opinion
science
video
humanity, statistic, wrong, communicate, fit
step, offline, fight, hardcover, horton
For scientists, what is "too political"?
April 23, 2020 · · Original resource · blog

In a polarized society, it seems likely that overt politicization may undercut both the acceptance of scientific evidence, and it's very process.As a result, we recommended that:"Scientists need to stay a-political as best as possible, just as we do in normal scientific discourse.· We recommend modelling ourselves as a community on other public servants and the codes for political neutrality they have developed, while acknowledging that there will be cases where bad faith actions by governments distort scientific truth."
politicization
government
scientist
evidence
political
humanity, statistic, wrong, communicate, fit
opinion, science, society, insight, economist
Coronavirus statistics: what can we trust and what should we ignore?
April 12, 2020 · · Original resource · news

The flurry of figures, graphs and projections surrounding the pandemic is confusing. Two experts guide us through the maze
covid-19
statistics
news
source
graph
projection
figure
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like, ease, stop, critic, away