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Paul Nurse (President, the Royal Society & Nobel prize winner): "Making Science Work"

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dolphin, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    There's a transcript available as well as the audio
    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/paul-nurse---making-science-work/4508096



    Somebody highlighted it saying:


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  2. Dolphin

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    I don't think the PACE Trial Investigators displayed these qualities in terms of testing whether CBT or GET can lead to recovery (definition they reported on (very different from what was in the protocol) is so broad it doesn't answer they question)



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  3. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    (Background: he's using climate change as an example here. If you don't have much energy to read, possibly not the most interesting as he's just making general points)

    I think some CBT and GET researchers seem to be concerned about extraneous issues which may influence their ability to be good scientists: e.g. whether patients can be rehabilitated back to work. This is along with other biases e.g. use particular methods in their workplace (and might have little else to offer), perhaps feeling they have staked their careers on it, etc.
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  4. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    This contains broad statements, but possibly of relevance in terms of bodies that deal with ME/CFS:


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    This view, or perception, is something we may need to be aware of .

    Of course, occasionally I do myself lapse into talking about individuals, possible motives, etc. But I feel I can solely concentrate on the facts without reference to individuals as required.
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    These are the very arguments I have been making. It seems he has a rationalist view of science.

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