From the Roof, San Fran.

From the Roof, San Fran.

If I didn’t know better, I’d say Gary Gutting was reading my blog:  http://tinyurl.com/cn99foj Professor Gutting discusses the exact problem I described in a recent blog – the proliferation of scientific studies in the media – and the fact that these studies are misrepresented.  Gutting’s suggestion for a coding system is well received.  As he points out, there are different types of studies – ones that suggest a correlation, and those that establish a causal link.  In many cases, the media fails to distinguish between the two.

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