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Logic 101 and XMRV

Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by alex3619, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. floydguy

    floydguy Senior Member

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    There is no neutral source of any news.
  2. WillowJ

    WillowJ Senior Member

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    having fun, Floyd? ;) That's true, too.
  3. floydguy

    floydguy Senior Member

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    Sorry, I spent my early career in politics and public policy...:(
  4. WillowJ

    WillowJ Senior Member

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    I'm laughing (in merriment, not at you), not complaining
  5. illsince1977

    illsince1977 A shadow of my former self

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    Mark, everyone steam rolled Wakefield, even On The Media on NPR, in the guise of covering it as a cautionary tale in which The Media should be warned not to be unduly swayed by vaccine alarmist hysterics in the public, if you can believe it! I was truly appalled at them as I have been with NPR's and PBS's coverage of both ASD and ME/CFS.

    But I stray from the thread topic, and yet I don't. Bias distorts research and research design. The general public doesn't understand basic logic, much less the application of that to research methodology. It is apparently left to us as unintentionlly interested parties to keep reminding them of that. It should be the scientists' job, but they fall prey to bias as well. They are human too.
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    Enid Senior Member

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    My background (Uni) includes Logic too - noted it was far removed from a real "universe" of experience of things from which higher thoughts spring.

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