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Atul Gawande
(5 Nov 1965 - )

American surgeon, public health scientist and writer , at Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. He also joined the New Yorker as a staff writer in 1998. In his books, he has written about the flaws in the U.S. health care system. His best-selling books include Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

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Science’s defenders have identified five hallmark moves of pseudoscientists. They argue that the scientific consensus emerges from a conspiracy to suppress dissenting views. They produce fake experts, who have views contrary to established knowledge but do not actually have a credible scientific track record. They cherry-pick the data and papers that challenge the dominant view as a means of discrediting an entire field. They deploy false analogies and other logical fallacies. And they set impossible expectations of research: when scientists produce one level of certainty, the pseudoscientists insist they achieve another.
— Atul Gawande
In Commencement Address at the California Institute of Technology (10 Jun 2016). Published on the website of The New Yorker (10 Jun 2016).
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