Stephen Downes

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Who Needs Facts Anyway?

Oct 28, 2012

This new blog looks like it could be a good read. "Neurobonkers is a blog focusing on issues of the mind, scientific controversies and journalistic misrepresentation of science. This post is the first in a series at the Big Think, the new home of the Neurobonkers blog." The first post starts off well, reporting on exaggerated claims being made for political effect. "Suggesting that ecstasy is hundreds of times more dangerous than it really is or that cod is 210,000 times more overfished than it is utterly undermines the arguments one is trying to make." The same is true of statements, both pro and con, made about educational technology.


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