Friday, September 14, 2007

Scientific Convinction from Partisan Passion

I laughed through my Fruity Pebbles this morning at Most Science Studies Appear to Be Tainted By Sloppy Analysis from today's Wall Street Journal.

The article's core premise -- most published research findings are wrong -- seems too extreme to me. However, the following sentence caught my eye:

"In a wilderness of knowledge, it can be difficult to distinguish error from fraud, sloppiness from deception, eagerness from greed or, increasingly, scientific conviction from partisan passion."

A fitting capstone to my controversial postings on pharmacy reimbursement from Tuesday and Wednesday.

1 comment:

  1. Adam, once again you are ahead of the curve, a man before your time, reading before others write.
    I especially liked the "skimpy bikini research" description.

    Al Godley


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