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Questions tagged [epistemology]

a branch of philosophy and the study of the theory of knowledge.

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Are there approved drugs where it's unknown how they work?

A couple of months ago, I saw a YouTube video, stating that it is still not known how some common drugs really work. I think it might be Healthcare Triage, and I think it might be about ...
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Can up to 70% of scientific studies not be reproduced?

I read and heard a lot about the Reproducibility Initiative recently, claiming that the data of many scientific studies cannot/was not/is not be reproduced. “In the last year, problems in ...
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Do physicians that use the paradigm of evidence-based medicine achieve better health outcomes for their patients?

From the 1992 paper that introduced the term evidence-based medicine: Evidence-based medicine de-emphasizes intuition, unsystematic clinical experience, and pathophysiologic rationale as sufficient ...
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Does reading about cognitive biases improve reasoning?

Is there scientific evidence that people who read a list of cognitive biases in a psychology book or in Wikipedia improve their reasoning abilities. Is there evidence that they will less likely fall ...