Prescient Science

I love that the Times "predicts" outrage in a piece on how a Journal’s Article on ESP Is Expected to Prompt Outrage.

Yet there are some great points here. The whole idea of science being a matter of scientific method and hypothesis and data is so easy to say but in real life ends up being just as political and emotional and interpersonal as anything else.

This is a perfect lead-in to this New Yorker piece as well.

Science students: you can learn more from these controversies than from a semester of stats!


  1. I loved that New Yorker article too. Ironically, d used it in a paper she wrote for her "Knowledge and Truth" class. It's strange to think that only a month ago, my biggest concern for her was that she get her grades up.


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