HBO’s John Oliver on News Reports of “Scientific Research”

John Oliver Okay .. This may not have the most appropriate language to be cited here :-), but its an interesting piece on an issue that should concern us all – the cherry-picked reporting of “science” that comes out in the news media on a routine basis. We may not all agree on all of the opinions voiced by Mr. Oliver (… “p-hacking”??! is that real ?) ….. but, the report is pretty much on point for the most part. And as for his spoof on “TODD” talks… well, don’t they already exist in the form of many (not all) of the “TED” talks themselves … Its good fun – watch here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rnq1NpHdmw

.. and well, if you want to expand on the problem with TED talks, maybe watch a TED talk about it to start : http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/01/09/ucsd_professor_gives_ted_talk_about_why_ted_talks_don_t_work.html

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