the people's science

FYI science isn’t unbiased
You need to look at who’s funding the study
You need to look at the methods
You need to look at the type of statistical analysis
You need to use logic
Just because it’s “science” doesn’t mean it’s good science

Seen on the wall of the MPhys office

Edit: Looking through the tags, I’ve seen a few people asking for the original source. I realise now I should’ve looked into it at the time, I just thought it was something amusing a fellow student here typed up anonymously. However, the internet tells me it was originally written by Luke Burns here, so feel free to go and look at other stuff he’s written!

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/faq-the-snake-fight-portion-of-your-thesis-defense

A few decades ago, you had about 17 minutes to escape a house fire before it was too late. Today, you only have about 3 minutes before everything goes up in flames, because modern, synthetic fibers burn much hotter and faster than the natural materials that were common in the 70s and 80s. Source

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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/muslim-student-arrested-hoax-bomb-clock-150916062821415.html

Just in case you guys hadn’t heard, Ahmed, 14, was arrested and detained for bringing one of his inventions to school. A clock. He was not allowed to call his parents while he was being interrogated and said it made him feel like a criminal, like he wasn’t human.

#IStandWithAhmed #JusticeForMuslims