Tagged: rhetoric

What might appear to be common sense is not always based on scientific evidence - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 25, 2018

James A. T. Lancaster, The University of Queensland This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The term “evidence” has a fascinating linguistic and social history – and it’s a good reminder that even today the truth of scientific evidence depends on it being presented in a convincing way. As recent climate … Read More

Magic asterisks - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Mar 27, 2014

I’ve been fighting magic asterisks lately. Unfortunately, I’ve been doing it secretly — anonymous reviewer, confidential client work — so I can’t share the details. I can’t even show you the costume. But I can rant a bit. The original Magic Asterisk (TM) was a Reagan-era budget device from David Stockman. To make the net […] … Read More