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In The Matter of Facts, Gareth and Rhodri Leng explore how scientists produce and use evidence.

Author: Gareth Leng

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262043885

Category: Science

Page: 376

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How biases, the desire for a good narrative, reliance on citation metrics, and other problems undermine confidence in modern science. Modern science is built on experimental evidence, yet scientists are often very selective in deciding what evidence to use and tend to disagree about how to interpret it. In The Matter of Facts, Gareth and Rhodri Leng explore how scientists produce and use evidence. They do so to contextualize an array of problems confronting modern science that have raised concerns about its reliability: the widespread use of inappropriate statistical tests, a shortage of replication studies, and a bias in both publishing and citing “positive” results. Before these problems can be addressed meaningfully, the authors argue, we must understand what makes science work and what leads it astray. The myth of science is that scientists constantly challenge their own thinking. But in reality, all scientists are in the business of persuading other scientists of the importance of their own ideas, and they do so by combining reason with rhetoric. Often, they look for evidence that will support their ideas, not for evidence that might contradict them; often, they present evidence in a way that makes it appear to be supportive; and often, they ignore inconvenient evidence. In a series of essays focusing on controversies, disputes, and discoveries, the authors vividly portray science as a human activity, driven by passion as well as by reason. By analyzing the fluidity of scientific concepts and the dynamic and unpredictable development of scientific fields, the authors paint a picture of modern science and the pressures it faces.
2020-04-21 By Gareth Leng

A good fact was like a good story: it only improved with repetition. 'Dad! Dad! Did
you know an oyster can survive up to four months out of water?' 'Not if you eat it
first,' Dad would mumble, narrowly missing a pedestrian. Children gobble up ...

Author: Marcus Berkmann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405530446

Category: Humor

Page: 256

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Marcus Berkmann is a competitive obsessive but where he was very bad at cricket (see RAIN MEN) he's a brilliantly knowledgeable nerd and a great success at pub quizzes. He's possibly the only man in Britain whom Nick Hornby is jealous of - because his team beat Hornby's in a pub quiz and went on to win the EVENING STANDARD knockout tournament. This hilarious book will do for quiz culture - from Mastermind to Fifteen to One to the quiz in your local - what LOST IN MUSIC did for bad rock bands. Thousands of people take part in quizzes every week answering questions such as who won the League Cup in 1972 (Stoke City beat Chelsea 3-2) and which of Henry VIII's wives was both a widow and a virgin when she married him (Catherine of Aragon)? Funny, informative, original: this book has all the answers - including the one to question six.
2013-05-02 By Marcus Berkmann

A Matter of Fact is both an informative guide to constructive communication and a passionate reminder of the importance of finding what matters to all of us.

Author: Jess Berentson-Shaw

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ISBN: 1988545382

Category: Common fallacies

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We may be in the golden age of information, with access to more facts than ever before. Yet in the time of fake news and post-truth politics, it seems that conspiracy and rumour spread faster than ever and are even harder to debunk. Battling over facts can be exhausting and polarising. For those committed to distinguishing misinformation from good information how do we convincingly explain the difference?Jess Berentson-Shaw tackles these questions head-on. In A Matter of Fact she explores the science of communicating and presents innovative ways to talk effectively (and empathetically) about contentious information. The discussion is based on contemporary examples such as immunisation, the gender pay gap, and climate change. A Matter of Fact is both an informative guide to constructive communication and a passionate reminder of the importance of finding what matters to all of us.
2018-07-09 By Jess Berentson-Shaw

These , Sir , are stubborn facts . Take then the Scriptural test , and apply it to this
Society , By their fruits ye shall know them . ” Judge of it as severely as you
please , but “ judge righteous judgment . ” If the Church Missionary Society is not
bona ...

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well—documented delay in her initial popularity muffle some of Austen's
references by further widening the gap between her novels and the his— torical
facts and events that she reworked? When the Literary Gazette, in response to
Bentley's ...

Author: Janine Barchas

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421407319

Category: Literary Criticism

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In Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity, Janine Barchas makes the bold assertion that Jane Austen’s novels allude to actual high-profile politicians and contemporary celebrities as well as to famous historical figures and landed estates. Barchas is the first scholar to conduct extensive research into the names and locations in Austen’s fiction by taking full advantage of the explosion of archival materials now available online. According to Barchas, Austen plays confidently with the tension between truth and invention that characterizes the realist novel. Of course, the argument that Austen deployed famous names presupposes an active celebrity culture during the Regency, a phenomenon recently accepted by scholars. The names Austen plucks from history for her protagonists (Dashwood, Wentworth, Woodhouse, Tilney, Fitzwilliam, and many more) were immensely famous in her day. She seems to bank upon this familiarity for interpretive effect, often upending associations with comic intent. Barchas re-situates Austen’s work closer to the historical novels of her contemporary Sir Walter Scott and away from the domestic and biographical perspectives that until recently have dominated Austen studies. This forward-thinking and revealing investigation offers scholars and ardent fans of Jane Austen a wealth of historical facts, while shedding an interpretive light on a new aspect of the beloved writer's work.
2012-07-15 By Janine Barchas

His atoms , if I understand aright , are mere centres of forces or powers , not
particles of matter , in which the powers themselves reside . If , in the ordinary
view of atoms , we call the particle of matter away from the powers a , and the
system of ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D00122705O

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Second - class matter will be entitled to special delivery when special delivery ten
- cent stamps are affixed in addition to the regular postage . Transient second -
class matter must be so wrapped as to enable the postmaster to inspect it .

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ISBN: NWU:35556017929274

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Space is the extension of matter , or of variety of degrees , as they are like or
unmatter in motion , or , in fine , the extension like , constituting all the
phenomena of of material Power ; every equal space affinity , repulsion ,
combination , & c .

Author: Richard Phillips

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10401469

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"The court is authorized to examine proffered materials extraneous to the
pleadings, not for the purpose of trying an issue, but to determine whether there
is a genuine issue of material fact to be tried." (Footnote deleted.) Id., 1 56.04(11;
see 10 ...

Author: United States International Trade Commission

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: UIUC:30112105132259

Category: Computers

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AND THIS DEPONENT doth most solemnly assert , that nothing further fell from
him to Mr. Attorney - General , relative to the matter of Mr. White ; and , moreover ,
that he , de ponent , never gave Mr. Attorney - General any authority whatever ...

Author: Henry Sterne

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044020002960

Category: Apprentices

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1837 By Henry Sterne

suasion of the existence of any fact viewed Between each pair of facts , the
closeness in the character of a principal fact as thus ... In the case of direct
personal evidence , supposing , on the part of the matter of fact On the occasion ,
and for the ...

Author: Jeremy Bentham

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ISBN: MINN:319510023763529

Category: Law

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1843 By Jeremy Bentham

Corning with the amendment flied October 13 , 1971 filed an amendment under
Rule 45 ( c ) and a " new " attached joint oath to be substituted for the
inventorship oath of inventor Robert D. Maurer originally filed . A verfied
statement of facts ...

Author: United States International Trade Commission

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ISBN: UIUC:30112105133281

Category: OpTA1632tical wave guides

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With documentary examples ranging from Mesopotamian clay tablets to World War II photographs to today's Twitter messages and Facebook posts, Millar's stirring book will encourage readers to understand more fully the importance of their own ...

Author: LAURA A. MILLAR

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ISBN: 0838917712

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2019 By LAURA A. MILLAR

Nor is the presence of the judge during the examination a matter of small
importance ; for , besides the respect and awe with which his presence will
naturally inspire the witness , he is able , by use and experience , to keep the
evidence from ...

Author: Paul Trapier

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ISBN: HARVARD:AH51GF

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1845 By Paul Trapier

It changes proposition ; and , such is the effect of facts the character of our
criminal law , bereaving it artfully put together in ... But if to allow the prisoner at
the bar counsel in a thousand of such stories had been told in matter of fact when
life is ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433067408546

Category: Trials

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It changes proposition ; and , such is the effect of facts the character of our
criminal law , bereaving it artfully put together in ... But if io allow the prisoner at
the bar counsel in a thousand of such stories had been told in matter of fact when
life is ...

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ISBN: UOM:35112101605865

Category: Trials

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Indeed , in early legal discourse , fact is often reserved for a single human action ,
the alleged criminal act for which the defendant is being tried . Along another
dimension , lawyers referred to questions or matters of fact versus questions or ...

Author: Martha Merrill Umphrey

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804755256

Category: Law

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"The chapters in this book were originally prepared ... during the 2004-2005 academic year."--Acknowledgments.

... upon the that the matter here charged would not be lia very case of a libel ,
where a partial finding of bellous , if it affected any body else than the the jury
was held sufficient . A charge was king . The jury have found the fact of
printbrought for ...

Author: Thomas Bayly Howell

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105005706952

Category: Trials

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Great facts are given but no specific theories are proposed . For example I ... The
field of fact is left open to inquiry in order that investigation may discover the
relation of divine . and human elements in the Sacred Scriptures . The doctrine of
the ...

Author: Egbert Coffin Smyth

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN584L

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If there is normativity around, it must belong to the thing thought and reported—to
a fact. Facts, moral or otherwise, cannot have any sort of force. So realists have to
think of normativity as a style that some matters of fact have and others do not.

Author: David Copp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190208202

Category: Philosophy

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The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory is a major new reference work in ethical theory consisting of commissioned essays by leading moral philosophers. Ethical theories have always been of central importance to philosophy, and remain so; ethical theory is one of the most active areas of philosophical research and teaching today. Courses in ethics are taught in colleges and universities at all levels, and ethical theory is the organizing principle for all of them. The Handbook is divided into two parts, mirroring the field. The first part treats meta-ethical theory, which deals with theoretical questions about morality and moral judgment, including questions about moral language, the epistemology of moral belief, the truth aptness of moral claims, and so forth. The second part addresses normative theory, which deals with general moral issues, including the plausibility of various ethical theories and abstract principles of behavior. Examples of such theories are consequentialism and virtue theory. As with other Oxford Handbooks, the twenty-five contributors cover the field in a comprehensive and highly accessible way, while achieving three goals: exposition of central ideas, criticism of other approaches, and putting forth a distinct viewpoint.
2005-12-22 By David Copp

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