On 2017-05-12 1:36 PM, Eric� wrote:
> ***@spamcop.net wrote...
> There's no sure thing in science, and people who say there is are either paid to do it or
> imbeciles. Interesting study, thanks.
Professors get tenure, so that they can afford to learn from being
imbeciles, and when they're young and cocky, sometimes imbecilic
follows. They do pay for fraud, though, and I am afraid that's NOT why
this article was retracted -- can't find the reason -- says
"provisionally accepted". The article, itself, says it was printed.
Maybe it'll get more electronic exposure than it did on paper.
Somebody estimated that 73.6% of statistics are made up. I say that
depends on how you estimate in-person statistics. It is much less than
that in PubMed articles. Tilted and skewed the statistics might be: If
anyone calls you on why, then you better be prepared. A lot more
certainty is in Physics. With Psychology and Biology, a ninety-five
percent confidence interval is required of you. With Physics, it's
upwards of ninety-nine percent.
Once the product gets to sales personnel...well, the statistics become
buried. I had Chickenpox, so a Shingles vaccine would be a redundant
waste of my time. NHS told me something different, though.