The Power and Pitfalls of Omics: George Davey Smith’s storming talk at ME/CFS conference
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How the SMC gets science wrong

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Demepivo, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. Demepivo

    Demepivo Dolores Abernathy

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    One of the big problems ME/CFS & science in general face is oversimplification.

    There is a piece in today’s Guardian how the Science media Centre (SMC) took a piece of neuro-science research, tweaked it, spun it, sent it out the mass media and endless nonsense was repeated the in UK Press.

    It is from Dean Burnett, a researcher who is no stranger to over-simplification himself in his Guardian column or in his book the Idiot Brain.

    How the media warp science the case of the sensationalised satnav

    He goes on to describe how the SMC dealt with with one particular neuroscience piece of research.

    He concludes

     
  2. Demepivo

    Demepivo Dolores Abernathy

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    An endorsement of a critique of the SMC by Sir Simon....


     
  3. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    Maybe someone should let him know that, far from being "independent" the SMC is partially funded by the institutions that they publicize research for. I've seen no honest attempt of "fair and accurate" reporting from them.
     

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