Flossing and the Art of Scientific Investigation is the headline of a New York Times articlee offering a critique of news articles earlier this fall questioning the evidence behind flossing your teeth.

In many parts of the article, including in the headline, you could easily substitute the word “teaching” for “flossing.”

I especially liked its comments on the value of “practitioners’ instincts, observations” as equally important as randomized control scientific experiments.

Here’s an excerpt:



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