Archive for August 3rd, 2021

Uh-oh: Most published research findings are false…

August 3, 2021

More re: why “the science” is losing the public trust. 

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It’s not a new issue! From the HomaFiles archives… circa 2015

I didn’t say it, the New Yorker magazine did, setting off a buzz in the halls of academia.

The theme of the New Yorker article –- titled “Truth Wears Off” –was that most (academic) research was flawed and not able to be replicated.  This is, the results were at best true under some special circumstances at a specific point in time, but can’t be replicated. At worst, they’re just plain bull.

Hmmm.

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Challenging the integrity of publication-driven academics?

Turns out that the New Yorker wasn’t the first mag on the beat.

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