Monday, November 09, 2015

Abuse of Statistics

The results of a peer-reviewed study aren't quite up to snuff?  Who knew?!
Heard about that scientific study which scientifically shows non-religious kids are scientifically more altruistic than unscientific religious kids? The Guardian summarized it thusly: “Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds: Religious belief appears to have negative influence on children’s altruism and judgments of others’ actions even as parents see them as ‘more empathetic’.”

Scientifically speaking, this is crap. Here’s why. 
His snarky fisking of this piece is fun to read.

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