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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Reallyfolks
I saw that article earlier today.
It certainly underscores the importance of reproducibility in scientific experimentation.
And it does make you wonder. I recall all the recent news stories about how studies determined this or that about people of various ideologies or with faith or without it for example.
As much as I did like what some of those stories had to say ... the phrase "junk science" did come to mind when reading these stories.
originally posted by: pl3bscheese
a reply to: grandmakdw
Yet scientists are disproportionately non-believers. Seems they have faith in something else.
Thanks for saving me a bunch of typing.
originally posted by: grandmakdw
This comes as no surprise to me.
This doesn't only go on in Social Science, but
unfortunately also in "hard" science as well,
which unlike Psychology, can lead to tragic
results because the vast majority of Americans
believe as absolutely and unequivocally true
any "studies" or "research" that is published.
Most people on ATS scream to high heaven
when I point out that one should never
ever believe one study on any subject.
But it is true. Without a study being
replicated multiple times, you can not
at all be in any way sure the results are