posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 03:16 PM
I am not a Doctor or an academic. I am a mortician by trade.
This sentence stuck me from that article about "fake" experts....
" We scientists have a noble tradition of formally withdrawing our publications if subsequent research shows the results are not reproducible -
I so wish this was true. My industry ( Vibration Training ) has been plagued for 10 years by academics forgetting to tests machines before research is
started. It is almost like they believed certain retail companies hype that " if it vibrates its vibration training " All their figures and
conclusions are based on Fq x Amplitude of the machine. But because the companies lied about what the machines were really doing, the conclusions are
statistically invalid. They can not be replicated.
I walked out of a very lucrative job as Power Plates Product Manager in my country because after I had the machines independently tested, they showed
a massive 30% error in specs, and that was unload ( no-one on it ) It dropped sharply off at only 60kg. Basically useless for an average sized person.
They took me to court to try and shut me up, but failed and I know spend considerable time trying to educate and protect the consumer from people
just like them. .
A group of academics are only now making recommendations www.ismni.org...
to fix the problem. Even though I have been trying to
set guidelines in place since 2003, but because I am not an "academic" I was ignored. Note: Some of those involved in the recommendations were the
exact same people who "forgot" to tests the machines specs before starting their research.
( This is right up there with not testing how much vitamin C is in a dose, before you start trials on what dose you should take. An impossibly stupid
mistake to make. )
None of the old research had been pulled, and no apologies have been made. Apparently you can stuff up as much as you want and still get called an
"expert" just as long as you have some letters after your name.
Witness the fight to make our industry honest here, and it will show you how rife fake experts and lazy academic are in a lot of industries. And the
damage they do to science...