Bad science (and sometimes difficult science done poorly) happens all the time, and periodically we re-blog examples as reminders. This edition’s sampling is titled for a truism quoted in the first article about ways sham scientists plump up their own work and try to dominate in the literature: “The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.”
In the ‘difficult science done poorly’ category we have another reminder from a nice piece in the Atlantic about challenges in reproducibility of studies.
But what’s a reminder like this without one of the old standby topics, the publication of utter drivel.
Let’s be a bit more discriminating out there when it comes to what we might believe in the literature.