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In Science, When 'Anything Goes,' Everything Goes

Family values activist Austin Ruse's new book, Fake Science: Exposing the Left's Skewed Statistics, Fuzzy Facts, and Dodgy Data (Regnery, 2017), offers a look at a world growing increasingly hostile to evidence-based reasoning. We have not discovered better reasoning methods; rather, many people seem to have decided that reasoning is not relevant to our life together, and perhaps not relevant to the life of the mind generally.

Ruse begins his book with a note about polls. Opinion pollsters claim that their work is a scientific enterprise. But in a recent unintended test of that claim, pollsters not only failed to call the Clinton versus Trump contest correctly, but their failure was largely...

 

is a Canadian journalist, author, and blogger. She blogs at Blazing Cat Fur, Evolution News & Views, MercatorNet, Salvo, and Uncommon Descent.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #43, Winter 2017 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo43/up-for-grabs

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