Jul 4, 2019 • 1HR 13M

Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience (Robert Wright & Lee McIntyre)

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Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
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Lee’s new book The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience  ... Why scientific theories are never “proved” ... Karl Popper’s principle of falsification explained  ... Why the philosophy of science hasn’t been useful to scientists ... Why philosophers of science need a new way to talk about evidence ... Can philosophy of science help refute science deniers?  ... Flat Earthers, science denial, and the scientific attitude  ... Cognitive bias, ideology, and the social sciences  ... Lee: There is no consensus about the epistemological status of science ... The hubris of “naive realism”  ...