72 minutes | Nov 24th 2020

436: Stuart Ritchie | The Science Fictions Undermining Facts

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Stuart Ritchie (@StuartJRitchie) is a lecturer in the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London and author of Intelligence: All That Matters and Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth.

What We Discuss with Stuart Ritchie:
  • Why good, meaningful science too often gets pushed aside by the hype around bad science that makes for sensational headlines.
  • How and why incentives in research are often skewed and lead to bad science — and even outright fraud.
  • What happens when good scientists are hoodwinked by bad science and vouch for it as gospel because its pedigree seems legit.
  • How can you spot bad science before you adapt your lifestyle to correspond to its dodgy, worthless, or perhaps even dangerous advice?
  • What is the Open Science movement, and how might it help us reform these problems in research going forward?
  • And much more…

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