Re: Why Most Published Research Findings Are False

From: Don Nield <d.nield@auckland.ac.nz>
Date: Mon Sep 05 2005 - 20:25:00 EDT

Any doubts that I might have had about a correlation between US oil
money, US Republican politics, US anti-science and US conservative
religion have been removed by the recent postings of Janice Matchett.
Don Nield

janice matchett wrote:

> At 04:33 PM 9/4/2005, Pim van Meurs wrote:
>
>> It pays off to read the paper in question as it presents a much
>> better understanding as to why this is the case.
>>
>> The paper itself states " However, this should not be surprising. It
>> can be proven that most claimed research findings are false."
>>
>> Interesting study which shows why science is such a challenging endeavor.
>>
>> *dila813 on http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1473915/posts
>> explained it quite well*
>>
>> Pim
>>
>> What's your conclusion Janice?
>
>
> ## My conclusion? Follow the money. Money, power, and approval
> from their peers is what motivates those who engage in *junk *science
> and the *religion* of scien*tism.* They outnumber serious scientists
> 99 to 1. Many of them teach their *religion* of scien*tism *in
> science classes in the public schools.
>
> If children come out of the tax-payer funded schools believing that
> man will "destroy the planet" unless the USA signs the Kyoto
> "treaty", they have not learned "science" in science class.
>
> That is going to stop.
>
> Janice
>
>> janice matchett wrote:
>>
>>> Interesting article in case some haven't seen it. ~ Janice
>>>
>>> *Why Most Published Research Findings Are False
>>> *Published online 2005 August 30. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124.
>>> http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=16060722
>>> <http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=16060722>
>>> <http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=16060722
>>> <http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=16060722>>Copyright
>>> <http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/about/copyright.html>: 2005 John
>>> P. A. Ioannidis.
>>>
>>> The above was posted by me here in the thread below:
>>> http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1473915/posts?page=34#34
>>>
>>> *Most scientific papers are probably wrong
>>> <http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1473915/posts>**newscientist.com
>>> ^
>>> <http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1473915//%5Ehttp://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7915>
>>> *| 02:00 30 August 2005 | Kurt Kleiner
>>> Posted on *08/31/2005 3:09:18 AM EDT* by *dila813
>>> *http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1473915/posts
>>>
>

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