Scientific Studies

Quick post on this fantastic video from the show of Last Week Tonight that shows the danger of misinterpreting and misusing science. It is of course a critique on pseudo-science but also on the problems caused by academic pressure on publishing and, my favourite the lack of replication on scientific works. This is not only about archaeology, but I think it illustrates very well the problems I have mentioned in other posts. Science is complex and slow. It requires many tests, check and double check results… and any time our work gets stupidly simplified by the media and also, important to remember, some scientist more concerned about headlines than professional ethics, everybody looses, not only us. Hope you enjoy the video. And share your datasets!

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