Economist article casts doubts on scientific research on global warming, fracking, drugs, GMF
Those of us who've been very skeptical about the "science" behind Al Gore's global warming alarmism and warnings about fracking and genetically modified foods are vindicated in the Oct. 19 Economist article, Trouble at the lab. This is a must read.
Basically, the same 40% to 70% of high school kids who have told pollsters that they cheated on tests to get in to top schools also cheated in college and grad school and continue to cheat and cover up errors in their scientific research.
I've always believed too much in science and scientific research. But decades ago a scientist with a strong background in statistics and medical research abused me of my confidence in scientists' intellectual integritiy. Since then, a number of articles in the scientific literature and elsewhere by scientists have made me even more skeptical.
This article in the Economist only increases my frustration with the smart scientists who do dumb things and undermine our confidence in their work.
I've tweeted the following: Unreliable #research: Trouble at the lab. Must read. #cancer #psychology #biotechnoogy #drugs #clinical trials #NIH http://econ.st/19QXzFe and I've posted a link to the article on Facebook.