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2020-06-28 3:40:00 AM  
Someone's going to post this, so it might as well be me.

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It's totally understandable why news of a treatment or vaccine is sought so much given how disruptive the pandemic is, but a healthy scepticism is wise.
 
2020-06-28 7:04:47 AM  
Attempted Archeology, Speed Virology.. What's next?
 
2020-06-28 7:07:09 AM  

thisispete: Someone's going to post this, so it might as well be me.

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It's totally understandable why news of a treatment or vaccine is sought so much given how disruptive the pandemic is, but a healthy scepticism is wise.


There needs to be an addendum to that as well, whenever some high tech bio-engineering firm is involved.  "CEO leaks preliminary studies purposefully taken out of context, encourages major stock value increases, sells own over-valued stock making large number of millions and retires a rich man.

The chart is accurate for what it is, but there also exists bad faith opportunists, as well as innocent researchers.
 
2020-06-28 7:18:57 AM  
It's cute they think it's limited to just science articles.
 
2020-06-28 7:29:53 AM  

Ker_Thwap: thisispete: Someone's going to post this, so it might as well be me.

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It's totally understandable why news of a treatment or vaccine is sought so much given how disruptive the pandemic is, but a healthy scepticism is wise.

There needs to be an addendum to that as well, whenever some high tech bio-engineering firm is involved.  "CEO leaks preliminary studies purposefully taken out of context, encourages major stock value increases, sells own over-valued stock making large number of millions and retires a rich man.

The chart is accurate for what it is, but there also exists bad faith opportunists, as well as innocent researchers.


Yes, you think they would have learned from Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes.
 
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2020-06-28 7:36:35 AM  
Why?  It's not like anyone here cares about facts.
 
2020-06-28 7:37:07 AM  
My wife's a scientist. She hates reading the press coverage of science. She'll read the article and then the paper and repeatedly say, "That's not what it says."
 
2020-06-28 8:51:52 AM  

thisispete: Someone's going to post this, so it might as well be me.

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I'll see your PhD Comics and raise you a SMBC:

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2020-06-28 9:12:53 AM  

greatgodyoshi: My wife's a scientist. She hates reading the press coverage of science. She'll read the article and then the paper and repeatedly say, "That's not what it says."


That never happens with Fark articles and headlines so I have no concept of what that must be like.
 
2020-06-28 10:35:10 AM  

LewDux: Attempted Archeology, Speed Virology.. What's next?


Speed Archeology (using a bulldozer) and Attempted Virology (smashing sample flasks on the floor).
 
2020-06-28 12:13:32 PM  
In regards to the press reporting on science, is like a four year old on a car trip.
 
2020-06-28 2:07:13 PM  
Yeah, in the days of instant media and instant rumors, the pandemic was really good at displaying the tension between getting important information out right away and realizing that critically important information might be flat out wrong. When the public has no patience for uncertainty, leaders have to work twenty times as hard to keep everyone calm while admitting we know nothing.

Another reason why the Toddler-in-Chief's leadership failure is so damn glaring. We may have lost the opportunity for research under Obama, but I think keeping 100k+ people alive is well worth the sacrifice to scientific knowledge.
 
2020-06-29 12:38:33 AM  

greatgodyoshi: My wife's a scientist. She hates reading the press coverage of science. She'll read the article and then the paper and repeatedly say, "That's not what it says."


I've seen articles written about my science and research Ive participated in. It's stunning.

"X and Y broke physics!"

No. I worked on both of those. That's not even what the sensors measure, let alone what the results mean.
 
2020-06-29 1:26:18 AM  
wow subbby, could you be any more desperate?
 
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