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The Mistrust of Science - The New Yorker
via Dale Hatfield. Commencement address at the California Institute of Technology, on Friday, June 10th 2016
"The evidence is that rebutting bad science doesn’t work; in fact, it commonly backfires. Describing facts that contradict an unscientific belief actually spreads familiarity with the belief and strengthens the conviction of believers. "
"Rebutting bad science may not be effective, but asserting the true facts of good science is. And including the narrative that explains them is even better. You don’t focus on what’s wrong with the vaccine myths, for instance. Instead, you point out: giving children vaccines has proved far safer than not. "
NewYorker  psychology  scientific-method  Atul-Gawande  commencement  speech 
june 2016 by pierredv

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