Wednesday, 28 October 2015

How to Read News About Science and Research (Very Brief Abbreviated Checklist Edition)

Step 1
Does the headline or introduction contain any of the following expressions: "might", "should", "expected to", "suggest", "can", "hoped", "may" or some equivalent?

Step 2
Don't bother reading and enjoy yourself while waiting for when there is some actual evidence on anything.


  1. Cool! That makes the daily news a 4 minute task instead of 30 minutes. That gives me 26 more minutes to do my own "might's" and "shoulds' and "expected to's"!

  2. I feel like many people on my Facebook need to read your checklist. It would save them tons of time and energy, while sparing me from frustration headaches!