Testing proof, Mega Brush Turkeys and Peanut allergy advice reversal

Thursday, 22 June 2017 - 8:30am to 9:00am
The humble Brush Turkey

Senator Malcolm Roberts has called for scientific proof of climate change, but he misunderstands the meaning of proof in science by doing so, and also misunderstands how scientific consensus is reached. 

The brush turkey seems to be coping well with a changed environment, and newly discovered fossils show its ancestors were also adaptable to changes in their environment.  

Why has medical advice on peanut allergies changed so much? Because ina  classic science response, new evidence has shown it was wrong, so conclusions have changed. 

Lost in Science team
Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

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Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns, Claire Farrugia and Manisha Bhardwaj.

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