Nature of Science
The Biology guide sums up Nature of Science under the following headings
1. What is science and what is the scientific endeavour?
2. The understanding of science
3. The objectivity of science
4. The human face of science
5. Scientific literacy and the public understanding of science
Why Science is more than a theory
Top 10 Scientific Theories that proved to be wrong
The magic of the Placebo effect TEDED
How Does the Placebo effect work?
Ben Goldacre is a British Epidemiologist ( rigorous form of evidence based medicine) that has written a number of books highlighting the “bad Science” used in the media, by pharmaceutical industries and Governments. Below are a selection of his presentations outlining the “Bad Science” and just what exactly makes a good science investigation.
You can follow his newspaper column here
TED TALKS: Ben Goldacre: Battling Bad Science
TED TALKS: Ben Goldacre: What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe
Ben Goldacre on MMR, autism and media mendacity. Excellent news report looking at the publics understanding of science and the role of the media
Ben Goldacre in a Homeopathy debate– again highlighting the medias role in communicating Science to the general public.
More Bad Science
TED- ED: What makes a good scientific study/investigation
TED-ED: How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries
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