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The Art and Practice of Science

Science is more important, but more misunderstood, than ever. On this episode of The Growth Equation Podcast, Brad and Steve tackle a timely topic: science. They explore what science is, what science is not, and how and why science is increasingly coming under attack. As a listener, you’ll be left with a concrete toolkit for figuring out when to pay attention to someone and trust them versus when to dismiss their advice as bunk, a symptom of what Brad and Steve call “Guru Syndrome.” In a world driven by a mix of scientists and charlatans, this episode will help you improve not only your thinking but also your daily actions.

  • “An important part of science is asking, How might I be wrong?”
  • “There’s a big difference between searching and researching.”
  • “If it’s a complex problem and someone tries to provide a simple answer you should have red flags right away.”
  • “The voices of those high in confidence and certainty are getting amplified more than those who are humble and expressing nuance.”

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Find Brad and Steve on Twitter: @Bstulberg and @stevemagness

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