Response to recent Intercept article

Sense About Science USA is perplexed by the recent article, “Seeding Doubt,” which appeared in the Intercept yesterday. If we had been asked about our funding, associations, and mission, we would have responded as such: Sense About Science USA does not accept funding...

Epistemically Challenged: Scott Harris

Epistemically Challenged is an opinion series about how each one of us explores knowledge. In this installment, airline pilot Scott Harris talks about the importance of teaching his children to think critically and deeply about the world. In late April, on a night...

Who took our survey

Who took our survey   Of the 218 journalists who took our survey, 150 have a science background (BS, MS, PhD, MD, etc). 58 percent of respondents have either undergraduate or graduate journalism degrees, or both. It was an almost even split between freelancers and...

Why Journalists Need to Understand Statistics

“There is a base level of understanding of statistics that journalists need to have because it’s just too easy to be misled. It’s just way too easy to be misled. There are studies that look good and they’re just crap. To some extent as journalists—even a statistically...

Why Journalists Need to Understand Statistics

“There is a base level of understanding of statistics that journalists need to have because it’s just too easy to be misled. It’s just way too easy to be misled. There are studies that look good and they’re just crap. To some extent as journalists—even a statistically...

Fracking and Babies: It’s Complicated

A new study finds an association between living close to fracking wells and babies who were born small for their gestational age. Small for gestational age (SGA) is a particular diagnosis; if a baby is born below the tenth percentile for weight among babies born with...
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