How Natural Variations Became Environmental Crises: The Numbers Racket

“It is bad enough that EPA and ATSDR intentionally and cynically manipulate the value their official, “safe” exposure levels for the express purpose of deceiving the general public and keeping the fear alive. Continue reading How Natural Variations Became Environmental Crises: The Numbers Racket

Misleading p-values showing up more often in biomedical journal articles, Stanford study finds

From the great John Ioannidis. Continue reading Misleading p-values showing up more often in biomedical journal articles, Stanford study finds

American Statistical Association releases statement on statistical significance and p-values

“Provides principles to improve the conduct and interpretation of quantitative science.” Continue reading American Statistical Association releases statement on statistical significance and p-values

Tackling the ‘credibility crisis’ in science — new PLOS Biology meta-research section

“Widespread failure to reproduce research results has triggered a crisis of confidence in research findings, eroding public trust in scientific methodology. In response, PLOS Biology is launching on January 4th, 2016, a new Meta-Research Section devoted to research on research.” Continue reading Tackling the ‘credibility crisis’ in science — new PLOS Biology meta-research section

Most published medical research is FALSE — 85% of research funding WASTED, says Stanford study

JunkScience.com has been right for 17.5 years! Continue reading Most published medical research is FALSE — 85% of research funding WASTED, says Stanford study

Study: Bias in science distorts scientific literature, clinical trials and misleads public

The authors of this study shrink from describing bias in science as “willful fraud” — we don’t. Continue reading Study: Bias in science distorts scientific literature, clinical trials and misleads public

Junk Science Week at the FP: Unsignificant Statistics

“A statistically significant departure from an assumed-to-be-true null hypothesis is by itself no proof of anything. Likewise, failure to achieve statistical significance at the .05 or other stipulated level is not proof that nothing of importance has been discovered.” Continue reading Junk Science Week at the FP: Unsignificant Statistics