Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Great Thoughts on Bad Science

Politically motivated obfuscation, via cherry-picking or other poor experimental design, is a pervasive reality. It often occurs when the flawed work of well-intentioned researchers is misappropriated by someone with a political axe to grind. Sometimes it is more cynical than that. In any case, it is common and important, especially with regard to the always-inflammatory subject of sex education.

Read the whole excellent article.