Michael Specter takes on Pseudoscience

Michael Specter gives a talk at TED2010.

~Southern Fried Science

  1. Specter speaks like an outsider (which maybe he is, as a journalist) who is enamored with science but doesn’t really understand how the sausage is made.

    He also makes a lot of value laden statements about what is horrible, wonderful, or what we should be ashamed of. There’s nothing wrong with those judgments, but they don’t come from science.

    I don’t disagree with much of what he says, but his unbridled confidence seems naive.