Category: "pseudoscience"

on three more from Planet Money

June 30th, 2013
The crew at Planet Money can get so close sometimes, I feel like I could just tap them into a broader assessment of some of the issues raised by their stories, and a greater appreciation for the laissez faire perspective of classical liberalism. more »


December 28th, 2012
I listen to a few podcasts, when I'm driving or walking around the city, doing laundry or working in the yard. Among them I find econtalk to be informative and engaging, due in part to the in-depth and calm discourse of the interview format between the diverse assortment of guests and host Russ Roberts. more »

pseudoscience on econtalk

June 22nd, 2012
I was aware of the scandal surrounding Andrew Wakefield fraudulently claiming research linking autism with vaccination.  Interview subject Deer was the person primarily responsible for exposing Wakefield. more »

problems with science

January 7th, 2011
Some things can look like science (e.g., be published in peer-reviewed journals) but still be subject to subtle procedural and statistical and other errors and biases that can call the results into question. I wouldn't say that this one event demands w… more »

kitzmiller versus dover, 2005

March 24th, 2007
A couple weeks ago I heard on Science Friday and also the Skeptics Guide to the Universe, commentaries that referred to the recent court case pertaining to teaching of evolution in the public schools.  It sounded interesting, so I looked it up on line a… more »