Thursday, February 23, 2012

Misunderstandings of science lead to pseudoscience

In this article for the Wall Street Journal blog, Professor Brian Cox of the University of Manchester explains how people who adhere to pseudoscientific beliefs often do so because of a fundamental misunderstanding of scientific results. It reminds me of a quote from Ben Goldacre (applicable to all the areas of knowledge): "You can't reason people out of positions they didn't reason themselves into". (Bad Science, Harper Collins, London, 2009).

Brian Cox - Why Quantum Theory is Misunderstood

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