Stan Young saw and sent me this article by Freedman in PLOS Biology on the consequences of unreproducible (bad) biological research.
Stan’s note (Stan is a PhD in Stats and Genetics):
Where experiments are run and the researcher can control everything,
well over 50% of claims fail to replicate. Environmental epidemiology
has to be much worse as nothing is controlled and the researcher usually
has an agenda and an eye on funding. They get the answer they want, they
publish. They don’t get the answer they want, they simply don’t publish.
It has a name, publication bias. In the medical world researchers have
to register their trials. You can count failed studies. In the epi world
you just move on.
Freedman et al. say bad science is very expensive. Well bad epi is much
worse as it is not the cost of the research, but the cost of the
corrective action that is so expensive.
I would agree.
The important thing to consider in a world of leftist bullshitters, is they don’t really care if they are right or wrong, truthful or not–they are posing as concerned and superior, so evidence and truth is not important.
Discussing the future of domestic use of nuclear fusion technology–a jump up for sure.
I continue to be astounded at the inanities of the lefty enviros, the mystical thinking.
Norm catalogues their craziness.
The EPA proposed to modify the Clean Water Act and redefine Waters of the US (WOTUS). 13 States sued to stop it. Judge puts a hold on.
I was once a happy resident of Baton Rouge, a Yankee transplant in the early 80s and happy to be there. What a wonderful place to live.
Below is a fine writer’s discussion of Katrina and the people of Louisiana, the reasons for the disaster that can be traced back to the 19th century, believe or not.
Dilley is, like so many retired from government, revealing the nature of their deceptions and intellectual/scientific malfeasance.