- — James Gilbert (@james_gilbert)Mon, Jun 17 2013 05:59:08Easily defeat any scientific consensus with this one weird tip: claim scientists are biased https://theconversation.com/i-bet-its-biased-one-easy-step-to-squash-expert-opinions-14945 …et-itsConversationUKnversationUK
- (In what follows, I've annotated the discussion to highlight the proposed problems and solutions and made notes where it's unclear which statement is being responded to.)
- — Katie Mack (@AstroKatie)Mon, Jun 17 2013 07:42:21Why the cry "The scientists are biased!" is so pervasive & effective in anti-science rhetoric: https://theconversation.com/i-bet-its-biased-one-easy-step-to-squash-expert-opinions-14945 …et-itjames_gilbertames_gilbert
- — Katie Mack (@AstroKatie)Mon, Jun 17 2013 08:15:16
- — Andy Casey (@astrowizicist)Mon, Jun 17 2013 08:18:58
- Rosemary gets us to the point...
- Solution: Teach the scientific method?
- — Katie Mack (@AstroKatie)Mon, Jun 17 2013 08:28:54
- — James Gilbert (@james_gilbert)Mon, Jun 17 2013 08:32:30
- Solution: Express that scientists are not a single advocacy group?
- — James Gilbert (@james_gilbert)Mon, Jun 17 2013 08:33:38
- Problem: Expressing scientific disagreement in a sensible way?
- Problem: Public sees too many conflicting reports about scientific results?
- Problem: Journalistic tendency to express everything in terms of emotions & politics?
- — Katie Mack (@AstroKatie)Mon, Jun 17 2013 08:39:00
- How do people not know the scientific method?
"Scientists are Biased!"
James Gilbert wrote a nice piece for The Conversation about how claiming "scientists are biased!" can undermine political discussions of science-based policies. Some discussion followed... (Apologies for ambiguities of chronology here; it was a quick & many-stranded conversation.)
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