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Retired physician and air taxi operator, science writer and part time assistant professor, these editorials cover a wide range of topics. Mostly non political, mostly true, I write more from experience than from research and more from science than convention. Subjects cover medicine, Alaska aviation, economics, technology and an occasional book review. The Floatplane book is out there. I am currently working on Hippocrates a History of Medicine and Globalism. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

False. logic and Fact Checking

 Fact checking, clinical trials, censorship and the news media suffer a similar problem in logic. Aristotle‚Äôs 13 Refutations comes as a start. Often times, the problem arises from asking the wrong question or assuming that a conclusion actually answers the question at hand. Scientific journals struggle with the interpretation of studies looking for independent variables and bias. The Journal may or may not ask the right question, but when fact checkers, government censors or the media attempt an interpretation, you can bet that they will not. Censorship of enthusiasts or doubters limits the very foundations of the scientific method, politicization of scientific discourse is even more so.. 

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