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The easiest way to undermine good science is to demand that it be made "sound."
It’s pretty rare for people in any occupation to march on their field’s behalf.
All they needed to be more open with their data was the promise of a badge showing they did it.
In 2012, network scientist and data theorist Samuel Arbesman published a disturbing thesis: What we think of as established knowledge decays over time.
The replication crisis is a sign that science is working.
The p-value was never intended to be a substitute for scientific reasoning.
Nosek et al. found that compared to simply asking experts to predict the likelihood that studies will be reproduced, asking them to bet money on the outcomes improved the accuracy of the guesses.
"If we’re going to rely on science as a means for reaching the truth — and it’s still the best tool we have — it’s important that we understand and respect just how difficult it is to get a rigorous result."
Surveys find broad support for government to spend money on science, but that doesn’t mean the public supports the conclusions that scientists draw.