As the world begins to open back up in fits and starts, we are, more than ever, longing for certainty. But certainty is likely a long way off. In the meantime, we should turn to practical wisdom to guide us.
You likely know that the study behind the vaccine-autism myth was discredited. What you might not know, however, are the ways the study was fraudulent from the start and how the scientific publishing process failed the public.
Statistical noise is nearly universally considered an impediment to sound decision-making. But what seems like noise to those shaping the rules may actually be critically important to those on the receiving end.