Scientific Studies: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

All of the links below speak well to the how knowledge is produced in the natural sciences along with the limitations and pitfalls that come with that process.

John Oliver discusses how and why media outlets so often report untrue or incomplete information as science.

This connects well this article:

“This is why you shouldn’t believe that exciting new medical study”

https://www.vox.com/2015/3/23/8264355/research-study-hype

I adapted this article into this handout. It all goes well together.

TOK Day 56 This is why you shouldn’t believe that new medical study

This also connects well to the podcast:

“Is the knowledge factory broken”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csvsy8


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