The Science is Clear?

Anyone distressed by the amount of distrust of real science in the world today need only look at the overstated (and actually false) headline in this bit of “science” journalism to find an explanation.

Of course torture doesn’t always work. And it very likely would only rarely be the most effective way of getting information. But I can tell you for sure that it can sometimes work because I know that there are circumstances in which it would work on me.

What’s in the article is mostly not false

Enhanced interrogation techniques often lead to unreliable information; instead, we might want to follow the lead of a noted “nice-guy” Nazi.

but it does not support the headline. And regardless of what the authors intended, that headline stands as the position of a self-styled “science” magazine.

Source: The Science is Clear, Torture Doesn’t Work – D-brief

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