by Stuart Ritchie 

An insider’s view of science reveals why many scientific results cannot be relied upon – and how the system can be reformed.

Science is how we understand the world. Yet failures in peer review and mistakes in statistics have rendered a shocking number of scientific studies useless – or, worse, badly misleading. Such errors have distorted our knowledge in fields as wide-ranging as medicine, physics, nutrition, education, genetics, economics, and the search for extraterrestrial life. As Science Fictions makes clear, the current system of research funding and publication not only fails to safeguard us from blunders but actively encourages bad science – with sometimes deadly consequences.

Interview with the Author

Intelligence Squared
Science Fictions, with Stuart Ritchie and Tom Whipple
7/22/20         42 min

New Books Network
Stuart Ritchie, “Science Fictions: Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype in Science”
8/10/20        76 min

The Jordan Harbinger Show
436: Stuart Ritchie | The Science Fictions Undermining Facts
11/24/20       72 min

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