Sunday, April 01, 2012

I Like it When They Attempt to Makes Us Out to be Morons First................

Like in this article- Study: Trust in science among educated conservatives plunges

I love this part so much I highlighted it-
"Previous studies have shown that climate change, the widely-accepted theory that man-made carbon emissions are causing the world to grow warmer, is very unpopular among conservatives, and especially white conservative males. In 2008, half of all conservatives believed in climate change. By 2010, only a third did, compared to more than 70 percent of liberals, according to a Gallup poll."

You can read the whole thing and then laugh harder after reading this-
In cancer science, many 'discoveries' don't hold up.

"During a decade as head of global cancer research at Amgen, C. Glenn Begley identified 53 "landmark" publications -- papers in top journals, from reputable labs -- for his team to reproduce. Begley sought to double-check the findings before trying to build on them for drug development.

Result: 47 of the 53 could not be replicated. He described his findings in a commentary piece published on Wednesday in the journal Nature."

Yeah, I had to highlight that part.


Other scientists worry that something less innocuous explains the lack of reproducibility.

Part way through his project to reproduce promising studies, Begley met for breakfast at a cancer conference with the lead scientist of one of the problematic studies.

"We went through the paper line by line, figure by figure," said Begley. "I explained that we re-did their experiment 50 times and never got their result. He said they'd done it six times and got this result once, but put it in the paper because it made the best story. It's very disillusioning."

Yep, and Conservatives are the Stupid ones..........
H/T to Ace of Spades

Gratuitous Picture for a Sunday Night-


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