They gave ivermectin to thousands of people outside of a controlled experiment. Was that unethical and bad medicine given the state of knowledge in late 2020? Yes.
Dr. Birx in the role the rapid raccoon, watching herself lose her grip on scientific reality as the authoritarian leader douses the public health information system with bleach and sets it on fire with an ultraviolet ray gun "inside the body."
Santa is harmless fun and existential comfort-food. So, consider this an attempted joyicide.
Whether or not sociology is science, we should have transparency, accountability, and a sharing culture in our work. This makes our work better, and also maybe increases our legitimacy in public.
I recorded a 16-minute talk on the scientific process, science communication, and how preprints fit in to the information ecosystem around COVID-19. It's called, "How we know: COVID-19, preprints, and the information ecosystem." The video is on YouTube here, also embedded below, and the slides, with references, are up here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWi4Q5rZiO0 Happy to have your…
ASA speaks out against open access again.
Political conservatives, Republicans, and Americans who attend religious services regularly, all report falling levels of confidence in the scientific community.
What does a really really small effect that is real and interesting actually mean?
Quick notes on the study that tried to train computers to find the gay.
Is the 'Factual Feminist' built on a foundation of paranoia, half-truths, untruths, and oversimplifications?