How many scientific papers just aren’t true?

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t Philip Bratby

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http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/10/how-many-scientific-papers-just-arent-true/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20161029_Weekly_Highlights_44_NONSUBS

A very pertinent article by Donna Laframboise in the Spectator:

We’re continually assured that government policies are grounded in evidence, whether it’s an anti-bullying programme in Finland, an alcohol awareness initiative in Texas or climate change responses around the globe. Science itself, we’re told, is guiding our footsteps.

There’s just one problem: science is in deep trouble. Last year, Richard Horton, editor of the Lancet, referred to fears that ‘much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue’ and that ‘science has taken a turn toward darkness.’

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