August 1, 2019

A Skeptic’s Guide to Open Science: Steven Novella on tackling biases, publication noise, and pseudoscience

Episode Summary: 

Our guest this week is the influential skeptic Professor Steven Novella who is the producer and co-host of the very successful podcast A Skeptic's Guide to the Universe and author of a book by the same name. Novella is also an American clinical neurologist and assistant professor at Yale University School of Medicine. In this episode he talks to us about his views on how best to promote Open Science in medicine, the challenges of creating a new publication method, and the importance of communicating science to the public. 

Links:

A Skeptic's Guide to the Universe Podcast

A Skeptic's Guide to the Universe: How to Know What’s Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake Book

Steven Novella:

Episode Quotes:

"They are uncomfortable with anything that is in and of itself pseudoscience because they think it taints them"

"It doesn't really matter what you say your priorities are, your priorities are whatever it is that you promote people for"

"We have an opportunity to completely rethink how we publish science"

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