Category Archives: Silencing Scientists

Junk Science in big and little ways–Medical Research is unreliable, but scientific unreliability is epidemiic

Stan Young send this to me. Stan is quite familiar with the problem.

John Ioannides has demonstrated the unreliabity and unreproducibility problem many times–particularly in observational studies that make big claims about populations of people.

The impact is exhibit one for the Twain statement it is easier to fool people than prove to them they’ve been fooled.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/bengoldacre/deworming-trials

We can’t expect too much from narrow minded lefties in the Willie Soon affair

Here’s the story of the letter to the Harvard/Smithsonian defending Willie Soon.

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Gina doesn’t have to put up the science and couldn’t

This is the EPA administrator who doesn’t know the level of carbon dioxide in the ambient air?

Why put up your science evidence if you can bully people?

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Goreham goes yard.

I can’t ever complain about the writing advocacy of Steve Goreham.

Here below he takes up our JS favorite advocacy–the problem of EPA lies on air pollution and their refusal to release their data.

I will tell you I can detect their junk science without looking at their data–they pronounce based on bad scientific principles anyway. Their small associations don’t prove toxicity and they actually admit it.

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Retractions – “settled” science unsettled

From Benedict Carey at the New York Times, via Chaos Manor:

“The crimes and misdemeanors of science used to be handled mostly in-house, with a private word at the faculty club, barbed questions at a conference, maybe a quiet dismissal. On the rare occasion when a journal publicly retracted a study, it typically did so in a cryptic footnote. Few were the wiser; many retracted studies have been cited as legitimate evidence by others years after the fact.

Will Happer, Physicist Princeton–with a chair position–says warmers are goofy mad

I would say yes but it’s about the true believer pathology–they are committed to a sky is falling concept so they can commit to a “solution.”

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From the belly of the junk science academic beast comes an inane essay

Dr. Noe–I assume Dr. Noe or he wouldn’t be a UC Berkeley faculty–writes an essay that ignores what is all around him, politically motivated and funded junk science and intellectual inquiry.

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