Here’s an idea—
Reading scientific papers is really hard 😩. Here’s a paper that came out in Nature
last week. They’re using AI to predict and prevent blindness from macular degeneration. Really cool.
But I don’t understand most of it.
So what do I do? I try and pick out key points. Then I see that it’s published in Nature, one of the world’s most respected journals. I trust it.
There’s a name for this fallacy: the appeal to authority
. Andrew Wakefield’s destructive MMR/autism research was published in the Lancet
To really understand it, I need a good understanding of ophthalmology, statistics and computer science 🧐
So what’s the idea?