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Sep
10

Observations from the field, in vivo dumbworms research edition

This is full of win:

(Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan.)

Update: Andrew Gelman comments.

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3 Responses to “Observations from the field, in vivo dumbworms research edition”


  1. September 29, 2010 at 10:07

    Read it before…somewhere.
    .

  2. 2 kbiel
    September 30, 2010 at 14:31

    Well boilerplate correlation studies lead to boilerplate ignorant articles.

    • September 30, 2010 at 15:20

      That’s a nice Just World Hypothesis you’ve got, there. I want to set it on fire.

      If there’s a causative relationship (see what I did there?) between boilerplate ignorant articles and boilerplate correlation studies, it’s the other way around: content-independent “science reporting” makes every publication look equally vague, whether it’s a double-blind study showing that undergrads tend to have more sex when they drink or the most impressive advance in food security since Norman Borlaug’s dwarf wheat.


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