Course syllabus for detecting science frauds, jerks and poseurs among us

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Sherlock would be proud. Take the time to read down this U of Washington course outline on “bullshit” detection in academia and society in general. The online class is closed but plans for expansion are promised. New article from StatNews.

Bitemarkers beware.

Excerpt from the syllabus.

Week 10. The ethics of calling bullshit. Where is the line between deserved criticism and targeted harassment? Is it, as one prominent scholar argued, “methodological terrorism” to call bullshit on a colleague’s analysis? What if you use social media instead of a peer-reviewed journal to do so? How about calling bullshit on a whole field that you know almost nothing about? Pubpeer. Principles for the ethical calling of bullshit. Differences between being a hard-minded skeptic and being a domineering jerk.

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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