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eddiemccandless

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Well that's kind of the problem. Due to the replication crisis, what is or isn't "quack" science is increasingly difficult to figure out, and what is considered "quack" science often depends upon whether or not the results align with the readers' political views. 'Science', as the method it should be, is also not infallible, and established fact is constantly being revised. Meaning concepts like "just trust the science!" is inherently contradictory to what science is; the methods of skepticism that challenges established understanding and thinking. My criticism isn't about the actual science itself, but the political, social, and business bull****, particularly the agendas, that surround much of the science these days.
I can agree with that, to a point. The thing is though that quacks for the most part don't actually bother to falsify studies to prove the soundness of what they are doing. And there is a huge difference between being open to change in what we know and complete nihilism. If you have a serious disease your best shot of getting out of it is still going to a doctor, not the shaman that will make you drink dung beetle blood to cleanse your aura. @kurczak has been saying that the two are the same, or at least that's what it comes across as, and your bit about "any idiot" being able to falsify a study frankly sounded like that too.

The overwhelming majority of people who work in science are doing their best and working hard, often for little to no money and little to no recognition (let's not forget that the actual work is done by PhD students and the likes). It is incredibly annoying and frustrating to see this kind of attitude from swats of the general public.

Edit: and regarding the replication crisis, I agree that it's an issue, but it's not like that wasn't happening in the past. We just know about it now, which is proof that the process works if nothing else. The reaction to that should be "ok we need to fix this so that our knowledge can be more reliable", not "everything we have learned that has lead to better medical care and improved quality of life/life expectancy now sucks, everything is terrible, let's go back to living in caves".
 
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Without particulars, it's hard to know what someone thinks of as "politicized" science, as he may in turn have politicized unscientific beliefs. But we can guess it's about Covid/measures/vaccines skepticism, because those people say such things. :smile:
 

Adorno

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Things are going great in Scandinavia.

We ****ed up so bad Snowden tweeted in Danish
"If only there had been some reason to investigate this many years ago.
Oh, why did no one warn us"
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Of 22 European countries analysed in the report, data from 2014-2017 put the country in second place, behind Croatia and ahead of Latvia. In 2018 it topped the ranking, although data from some countries was not complete that year.

Between 2000 and 2003, Sweden was 18th out of the 22 countries for deadly shootings per capita. But after a long period of decline, deadly shootings began to increase in the mid-2000s and have continued to do so, the report found, whereas in most other countries in Europe lethal violence has declined.
 

kurczak

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I know it doesn't fit the context of this particular news, but it just begs for the "x know, shut it down" caption or the "he's all in? pump it/dump it" one

Wasn't it also a Danish bank who got caught laundering record-breaking billions of Russian mafia/oligarch money and another one who was ears deep in the LIBOR manipulation scandal along with Deutsche Bank? You Danish like to play it like the whole country is a hygge kibutz, so mellow and progressive, but actually pretty ruthless behind the curtains :xf-grin:
 

Pentagathoos

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"Facebook vice president Nick Clegg" Wait wtf? Nick Clegg, the former lib dem leader and deputy prime minister of the UK is now the vice president of Facebook?
 
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"Facebook vice president Nick Clegg" Wait wtf? Nick Clegg, the former lib dem leader and deputy prime minister of the UK is now the vice president of Facebook?
For years now. What else would he do after he became infamous in the UK for promising free tuition then backing out of it when in (shared) power? Like Blair and Cameron, he spent his political capital and he's more of an embarrassment to his party than an asset.
Similarly, Theresa May became VP of Prisons in China Uyghur Corp.
 
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@MadVader At first I thought another Barbie event has taken place...
I have ascended to a higher forum existence. It's also a good April Fool's Barbie-type joke, as it could be automated.
You have to refresh your avatar every once in a while, especially if you find a website for adding laser eyes in a simple way. :smile:
I was hoping it would be at least somewhat true, but you fooled me again 🥲
In a post truth world, it's true if you like the news.
 
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Nodice83

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I've just tried the new recipe... and I simply wonder... why Coca&Cola why ?!!

P.S. Haven't they almost started WWIII with a similar move in the mid-'80s?
 
Executives trying to earn their pay and bonuses? May be a pure marketing stunt and they will backtrack later.

This one is for "what made me laugh", but it's actual news. I love it when they go for maximum offensiveness on the international stage.
“The Mexicans came from the Indians, the Brazilians came from the jungle, but we Argentines came from the ships. And they were ships that came from Europe,”
Argentina’s president, Alberto Fernández, he is here all night.
 
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I've just tried the new recipe... and I simply wonder... why Coca&Cola why ?!!

P.S. Haven't they almost started WWIII with a similar move in the mid-'80s?
For fun I tried a blind tasting experiment at work with some of my colleagues.
They had to guess if they were drinking regular (sugary) coca-cola, zero, regular pepsi or max.
It was in six different cups (to lower the chance of randomly getting it right).
No one guessed all of them, and even guessed wrong between the regular and diet ones, and coca cola and pepsi. They got between 2 and 3 of them right.

My guess is most people can't actually taste the difference. Some can, of course, but even then the difference is not significant.
What people like is mostly marketing and what they've been drinking from an early age.
 

Nodice83

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For fun I tried a blind tasting experiment at work with some of my colleagues.
They had to guess if they were drinking regular (sugary) coca-cola, zero, regular pepsi or max.
It was in six different cups (to lower the chance of randomly getting it right).
No one guessed all of them, and even guessed wrong between the regular and diet ones, and coca cola and pepsi. They got between 2 and 3 of them right.
Yes, I guess in tests like that you will most likely fail to point out all the brands. Have you used any methodology behind (e.g. DOE) and randomized cups, etc? The funniest I saw was the 'anti-Pepsi' guy who blindly tested it on TV and couldn't show the right one, not even once. Later admitted Pepsi tasted better at the time.

My guess is most people can't actually taste the difference. Some can, of course, but even then the difference is not significant.
What people like is mostly marketing and what they've been drinking from an early age.
I am a simple cola zero addict that just received a different **** :wink:
 

Adorno

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No methodology. You also need a much bigger sample size, and perhaps a longer testing period. E.g. it has been proven that sweeter drinks tend to be more appealing here and now, but not necessarily in the long run.

It was for fun because someone said she only drank Pepsi Max, and distasted Coca cola, incl. zero.
It was the four colas, diet and regular, in newly opened bottles poured into 6 plastic cups marked with numbers only. (So two of the cups had the same in them).
Funny thing is she thought the same content tasted differently. It was almost random guesses.
I must admit I also tried and got 4 out of 6 right, even though I didn't think I could taste the difference. But it could have been luck. 25% chance of guessing right with each cup. Hence the 6 cups and not just 4.
 

Nodice83

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It was for fun because someone said she only drank Pepsi Max, and distasted Coca cola, incl. zero.
It was the four colas, diet and regular, in newly opened bottles poured into 6 plastic cups marked with numbers only. (So two of the cups had the same in them).
A-ha casual office/lab testing - great time accelerator! Always funny and healthy :grin:
 
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