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Daryl Bem Proved ESP Is Real

Which means science is broken.

May 18 2017 3:38 PMThe Rhetorical Tricks of Climate Change DeniersThe Culture Gabfest deconstructs a controversial column by New York Times columnist Bret Stephens.
May 12 2017 10:49 AMNo, Wearing Red Doesn’t Make You HotterWear whatever color you want in your dating app profile—science has no firm advice.
May 5 2017 5:56 AMScience Is Broken. How Much Should We Fix It?More rigor in research could stamp out false positive results. It might also do more harm than good.
April 27 2017 9:45 AMBill Nye Can’t Save the WorldHis show likely won’t even reach the people it aims to influence.
April 21 2017 5:58 AMDonald Trump Should Not Appoint a Science AdviserHe doesn’t deserve one, and it’s more likely to be a sham than a help.
April 19 2017 4:12 PMScientists, Stop Thinking Explaining Science Will Fix ThingsIt won’t. Try this instead.
April 11 2017 12:21 PMPruitt’s Policies Undermine My Faith in Our FoodI’m a pro-agriculture progressive, but this is a step too far.
April 6 2017 1:51 PMWilliam Shatner’s Tweets Are a Classic Case of Misinformation SpreadIt was frustrating to watch but also instructive.
April 4 2017 11:53 AMScience Should Not Be a Free-Market EndeavorTheranos’ failure demonstrates the dangers of testing science in the public sphere.
April 3 2017 5:56 AMThe Twentysomething Cliff Is Much Worse When You’re AutisticServices drop off, and jobs are hard to come by. Plus, most research on autism focuses on kids.
March 29 2017 3:58 PMTrump Thinks the “Best Available” Data on Climate Change Is From 2003His new executive order insists on making far-reaching policy decisions using old data. The reasoning he offers up is laughable.
March 28 2017 9:00 AMStop Saying White Mortality Is RisingIt’s an argument that relies on misinterpreting the data.
March 17 2017 4:29 PMBad Incentives Push Universities to Protect Rogue ScientistsAs the recent Carlo Croce case shows, this can cause real harm. Here’s one way we could fix the problem.
March 13 2017 6:53 PMHow Normal Is a March Snowstorm?Winter Storm Stella is coming. Can we blame climate change?
March 3 2017 6:45 PMHow Disaster Science Explains the Oscars Mix-UpMajor errors don’t cause disasters. Banal mistakes and human nature do.
May 16 2017 6:34 PM“What Do We Want? Evidence-Based Science!”Anti-Trump activists calling for more peer review in government are giving conservatives exactly what they want.
May 11 2017 4:33 PMTrump’s Disdain for Environmental Regulations Stems From His MisunderstandingHe thinks it’s all about cost, and he seems uninterested in assessing the critical benefits the laws provide.
April 30 2017 10:52 AMBret Stephens’ First Column for the New York Times Is Classic Climate Change DenialismIt doesn’t outright reject the facts—which makes it all the more insidious.
April 24 2017 1:27 PMThe Problem With the March for ScienceOur culture’s understanding of science is very, very broken, and on Saturday, it was impossible to ignore.
April 20 2017 10:00 AMJeff Sessions Doesn’t Understand the Necessity of ScienceHis decision to kill the National Commission on Forensic Science betrays a lack of understanding about how to assess good evidence.
April 12 2017 10:48 AMTwo Years Later, We Finally Know Why People Saw “The Dress” DifferentlyRemember “the dress”? It disrupted our understanding of color, and, yes, it took science two years to catch up. 
April 11 2017 5:55 AMTalking Without TalkingThe case of Anna Stubblefield and “facilitated communication” is back in court. Will previously blocked evidence prove her sex assault victim had the means to consent?
April 6 2017 10:47 AMAccording to Game Theory, the Senate Is Already LostThe Republicans’ refusal to play by the rules has assured mutual, nuclear destruction. The only thing left is forgiveness.
April 3 2017 11:49 AMRunning on EmptyWhen my beloved Volkswagen crashed into “Dieselgate,” I had to get a new car. Could I find one that fit my needs and got good gas mileage?
March 30 2017 4:03 PMThe New York Times’ Coal Miner Interview Is Why We Won’t Stop Climate ChangeJournalists must serve facts, not emotions. 
March 28 2017 3:36 PMTrump’s Environmental Executive Order Is As Stupid As It Is DamagingHis move to roll back regulations will harm our health and won’t grow the economy.
March 20 2017 1:09 PMIn Praise of IntoleranceToday’s political climate doesn’t require more tolerance. It requires less.
March 14 2017 8:00 AMFinding Pi Outside of the CircumferenceThe number, which we celebrate on Tuesday, shows up more places than you might think.
March 7 2017 12:08 PMPractice Doesn’t Make PerfectIf you want to actually get better at something, you need to first figure out what you’re doing wrong.
March 2 2017 8:15 AMAnother Replication Crisis? Yawn.Aristotle believed it. Scientists proved it. A new study hints that decades’ worth of research on contagious yawning might be bogus.

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