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Distinguishing polemic from commentary in science: Some guidelines illustrated with the case of Sage and Burgio, 2017

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@MaryanneDemasi @AlastairMcA30 @storyforgrace @eileen_connor @O_Grigoriev @microwatts @blogBRHP @berkeleyprc @Rapport2012 @deevybee The actual paper can be viewed here https://t.co/XrsoZBadCD Or this longer version on peerj, listing Sage's resounding conflict of interests, here: https://t.co/RA6Zn3uWTf
@RyanHarding @AliceEmmaLouise Absolutely, but as @deevybee & I have noted before, public misunderstandings are not helped by sloppy terminology (attached). I contacted the group, who assure me they'll clarify this in one of the cited-but-not-yet published papers https://t.co/RA6Zn3uWTf
128 days ago
RT @drg1985: @DisparatePost ..with respect, this is complete tosh. The heating you experienced is called a thermal effect, because it's cau…
@DisparatePost ..with respect, this is complete tosh. The heating you experienced is called a thermal effect, because it's caused by the damn phone warming up. As I've written at length, WiFi has <<< energy than visible light, doesn't cause damage https://t.co/RA6Zn3uWTf
@deevybee @ejwillingham @gorskon @UKSKEPTICS @RetractionWatch @TheSkepticMag ...this is the print version btw - the @thePeerJ preprint includes some extra sections... https://t.co/RA6Zn3uWTf
@eosull @KayCurtin1 @TheIshskoCentre @drg1985 is great on this stuff and also recently had a good publication that highlights issues with such false claims about wifi etc . https://t.co/foyVNSqWba
RT @microwatts: Using outdated science to accuse updated science of being pseudoscience. @deevybee & @drg1985 don't know RF effects. https:…
237 days ago
RT @microwatts: Using outdated science to accuse updated science of being pseudoscience. @deevybee & @drg1985 don't know RF effects. https:…
237 days ago
RT @microwatts: Using outdated science to accuse updated science of being pseudoscience. @deevybee & @drg1985 don't know RF effects. https:…
Using outdated science to accuse updated science of being pseudoscience. @deevybee & @drg1985 don't know RF effects. https://t.co/7mAhScy0WO
Distinguishing polemic from commentary: on WiFi, ASD, and Pseudoscience https://t.co/A29BpkJqRM via @PeerJPreprints
RT @drg1985: Here's @deevybee & I on hallmarks of bad science, examining a paper which claimed WiFi causes autism & cancer https://t.co/RA6…
RT @drg1985: Here's @deevybee & I on hallmarks of bad science, examining a paper which claimed WiFi causes autism & cancer https://t.co/RA6…
240 days ago
Following an alarming review asserting a link btwn WiFI and #autism, investigators call the claim "devoid of merit." https://t.co/2K2YL1ktQj
RT @Spectrum: Investigators publish highly critical response to May 2017 paper asserting link btwn WiFi + autism features. https://t.co/2K2…
RT @Spectrum: Investigators publish highly critical response to May 2017 paper asserting link btwn WiFi + autism features. https://t.co/2K2…
242 days ago
Investigators publish highly critical response to May 2017 paper asserting link btwn WiFi + autism features. https://t.co/2K2YL1C5eT
242 days ago
"Distinguishing polemic from commentary in science: Some guidelines" + case study https://t.co/sZaS33GWBo
RT @drg1985: Here's @deevybee & I on hallmarks of bad science, examining a paper which claimed WiFi causes autism & cancer https://t.co/RA6…
Preprint: Distinguishing polemic from commentary in science: Some guidelines illustrated with the case... https://t.co/ICRFYLmw8M
RT @drg1985: Here's @deevybee & I on hallmarks of bad science, examining a paper which claimed WiFi causes autism & cancer https://t.co/RA6…
RT @drg1985: Here's @deevybee & I on hallmarks of bad science, examining a paper which claimed WiFi causes autism & cancer https://t.co/RA6…
245 days ago
Distinguishing polemic from commentary in science https://t.co/ALTp13tqMD via @deevybee & @drg1985
RT @drg1985: Here's @deevybee & I on hallmarks of bad science, examining a paper which claimed WiFi causes autism & cancer https://t.co/RA6…
RT @drg1985: Here's @deevybee & I on hallmarks of bad science, examining a paper which claimed WiFi causes autism & cancer https://t.co/RA6…
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Competing Interests

Dorothy Bishop is an Academic Editor for PeerJ.

Author Contributions

David Robert Grimes wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Dorothy V Bishop wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

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There is no raw data or code. This is a commentary.

Funding

DVMB is supported by a Principal Research Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust, ref 082498/Z/07/Z. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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