Saturday, July 23, 2016

‘Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true’

Francis Bacon.

Researchers in science often begin studies with a belief in mind and discount findings that discount their belief.

Failure to replicate challenges studies.

“A report on the issue, published in Nature this May, found that about 90% of some 1,576 researchers surveyed now believe there is a reproducibility crisis in science.”

http://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2016/07/19/sit_down_science_we_need_to_talk_109691.html

Link at http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/

The failures particularly in biology, psychology and medicine.

Psychology is not a science, any more than is politics. A degree in “political science” means a degree in the history of politics and studies in particular areas of politics. “How political systems work” is not a science.

Dollars measured in billions go to downright false ideas.

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