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Replicability Crisis - The Bad Studies Literally Stink
Sep 1st, 2018 at 1:55am
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https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/scientists-can-collectively-...

So, as it turns out, I was absolutely right that it's about the cash.

One of the factors the more successful guessers used was the wow factor: Studies which produce newsworthy results are seen as less trustworthy, and they are less trustworthy.

Regular people can smell the stink on your P-hacking, you hackers.

I'm soaking in validation right now.
  

This moral relativism of yours is exactly what lets government take this freedom, then that freedom, until we have lost them all.
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Re: Replicability Crisis - The Bad Studies Literally Stink
Reply #1 - Sep 1st, 2018 at 9:45am
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The Opposition wrote on Sep 1st, 2018 at 1:55am:
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/scientists-can-collectively-...


One of the factors the more successful guessers used was the wow factor: Studies which produce newsworthy results are seen as less trustworthy, and they are less trustworthy.



As they should be.  Especially considering how biased toward statism the news media is, a study showing that the children of welfare succeed more than regular people think they do is highly suspect.  These days any study that shows that Trump supporters are likely to be alcoholics more so than Hillary supporters should be laughed out of the room.


  

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Reply #2 - Sep 1st, 2018 at 11:09am
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Global Warming is based on P-hacking, isn't it?
  
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Reply #3 - Sep 7th, 2018 at 6:50am
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Here's more-

https://reason.com/blog/2018/09/06/most-nutrition-research-is-bunk?utm_medium=em...

What's the solution? Stop government funding of science research, eliminate the FDA, stop funding colleges with tax money, stop subsidizing student loans... What else might help?
  
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Re: Replicability Crisis - The Bad Studies Literally Stink
Reply #4 - Sep 7th, 2018 at 8:38am
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Jeff wrote on Sep 7th, 2018 at 6:50am:
Here's more-

https://reason.com/blog/2018/09/06/most-nutrition-research-is-bunk?utm_medium=em...

What's the solution? Stop government funding of science research, eliminate the FDA ... What else might help?


Completely agree.  What would end all of that is to end the practice of allowing government to steal from us to pay for all those things. 

Seriously, if not enough people would voluntarily contribute to those things, why should we be forced to pay for it?


  

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Re: Replicability Crisis - The Bad Studies Literally Stink
Reply #5 - Sep 7th, 2018 at 8:40am
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Jeff wrote on Sep 7th, 2018 at 6:50am:
stop funding colleges with tax money, stop subsidizing student loans


Wait, what?

I thought that if "pretty much everyone agrees that education is important and the community should pay for it, then it's ok to take money from people by force.

I'm having a hard time following your shifting position on education.

  

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Re: Replicability Crisis - The Bad Studies Literally Stink
Reply #6 - Sep 7th, 2018 at 4:09pm
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Snarky Sack wrote on Sep 7th, 2018 at 8:38am:
Completely agree.  What would end all of that is to end the practice of allowing government to steal from us to pay for all those things. 

Seriously, if not enough people would voluntarily contribute to those things, why should we be forced to pay for it?


People will and do pay for that sort of thing, for instance the Mayo Clinic sells a monthly health and wellness newsletter, and they aren't the only option...

The question is, why should the government be trying to compete with them when our government isn't authorized to do that or anything like that?
  
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