Scientists tell the truth.


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Scientists tell the truth.

I especially like this one: “We assume 50 Ivy League kids represent the general population because actual ‘real people’ can be sketchy and expensive.”

Recently there were two college students with me on a cave trip and they were talking about their lab work and said the exact same kind of thing: Sometimes the parameters of an experiment are chosen not for scientific reasons but for convenience or emotions irrelevant to the experiment.

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  • wade

    Will we ever advance , or are we all doomed to Progressive Advances

  • Edward

    “Our sampling locations happen to match tropical resort towns because field work doesn’t have to be mud and agony.”

    Why do I get the feeling that the field work was the secondary purpose for requesting that grant? And how do I get hired by *that* research team?

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