a pointer to unreliable research

My original title was ‘a twitter on unreliable research’, but as I don’t twitter, and never will, I changed it, but my first inclination shows the meme-like qualities of this invasive medium. Enough said. Too much actually. The point of the pointer is to attend you to a very readable low threshold article in the Economist about trouble at the lab (Scientists like to think of science as self-correcting. To an alarming degree, it is not)

So? Well, that’s all…go read it yourself. For the rest: unreliable really bothers me, unlikely is fun, never deny good storytelling its credit.


About roger henke

Still figuring out the story line that would satisfy myself here. Listening to what my family and friends evoke, what the words I absorb, the images that move me, the movements that still me, point to.
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2 Responses to a pointer to unreliable research

  1. sula362 says:

    on viisting the economist to read the article, I also read the one about cyclists, good looks and success. Judging by the comments to that article, a lot of people seemed to think that was dodgy research as well

  2. roger henke says:

    Hi Susan, I’ve used my free articles’ access for the month at the economist so cannot read that one. But my intuition would be that any correlation between success in sports (maybe apart from being in higher demand as brand ambassador) and good looks is spurious.

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