Wrong: Why experts* keep failing us--and how to know when not to trust them *Scientists, finance wizards, doctors, relationship gurus, celebrity CEOs, ... consultants, health officials and more

Author: David H. Freedman
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by giardini   2020-10-12
No way! Look at the book

"Wrong: Why experts* keep failing us--and how to know when not to trust them" by David H. Freedman

https://www.amazon.com/Wrong-us-Scientists-relationship-cons...

to see why. Experts and expert organizations, scientific or otherwise, often provide wisdom about all aspects of life - and all wrong!

The Covid pandemic proves this point: we can't get agreement on most anything. We'd do better to shitcan the CDC and most other academic and governmental institutions, forget about WHO and start all over again but with an eye to our failed past.

Sure would save a lot of money too, even though it would put a multitude of incompetents onto the streets looking for jobs.

by giardini   2020-08-02
OK, so "Science Fictions" was just released and is full of cartoons and we have an obvious promotional push going on. But I simply must recommend the (possibly) more mundane (no comics) but nonetheless excellent David H. Freedman book:

"Wrong: Why experts keep failing us--and how to know when not to trust them Scientists, finance wizards, doctors, relationship gurus, celebrity CEOs, ... consultants, health officials and more"

https://www.amazon.com/Wrong-us-Scientists-relationship-cons...

which begins with an interview with John Ioannidis and goes on to discuss in detail why so many academic (and expert) publications are wrong and how they got that way.

by giardini   2020-06-12
The book "Wrong!" by David H. Freedman describes in detail how this occurs in hundreds of cases. We've been blinded by institutional science and experts for decades. I've had to put the book down repeatedly out of dismay after reading yet another description of how scientists, experts, consultants and entire organizations have misled the public, other scientists and themselves.

https://www.amazon.com/Wrong-us-Scientists-relationship-cons...

Science is in very, very bad shape in the USA right now. The Covid-19 crisis has pulled back the curtain revealing only a fraction of the errors, uncertainties, and misdeeds of modern "science" and "experts".