Friday, 22 November 2013

My letter to William Sutherland

Dear Professor Sutherland,

I would first like to complement you on an excellent article. I would next like to identify an important omission: "Just because a scientific finding happens to be ideologically inconvenient, this does not mean it is false." Note that this is a separate category from both "Bias is rife" and "Scientists are human", because it applies to the policy maker's interpretation of a finding, rather than to the methodology that was used to unearth the finding.

Very many thanks,

Noah Carl,
Nuffield College, Oxford

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