Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
Ask for Evidence Launch
We hear all kinds of claims about what is good for our health, bad for the environment, how to avoid cancer, how to improve education, cut crime, cure disease or improve food. Some are based on reliable evidence and scientific rigour. Many are not. How can we tell the difference?
VoYS USA has launched an ‘Ask for Evidence’ campaign to encourage people to question the claims they see in newspapers, on TV, in adverts and from policy makers. It launches on Valentine’s Day, so a group of early career researchers had a quick look at the evidence behind aphrodisiac claims about oysters, rhino horn and more, and produced an alternative Valentine’s greeting.
Read the press release of the launch.
Contact Morgan Thompson at VoYS USA to get involved.
Visit the Ask for Evidence pages for help with requesting and understanding evidence.
Photos from the Ask For Evidence launch at the MIT Museum on February 13th 2013.
Coverage of the Ask for Evidence US launch
Latest tweets from: #askforevidence
Are unattractive women really more prone to same-sex marriages? We fact-checked the media https://t.co/AjPBJdNDiA #AskforEvidence 7 hours ago