The Problem with Science

Creation Bunch

…is that so much of it simply isn’t

by John Hartnett

In the opening sentence in an article titled “Scientific Regress”, the author William Wilson remarks:

“Scientific claims rest on the idea that experiments repeated under nearly identical conditions ought to yield approximately the same results, but until very recently, very few had bothered to check in a systematic way whether this was actually the case.”

The article is about science and the repeatability of scientific results published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

Claims not replicated

A group called Open Science Collaboration (OSC) tried to evaluate research claims by replicating results of certain science experiments. They replicated one hundred published psychology experiments and found 65% failed to show any statistical significance, and many of the remainder showed greatly reduced significance than originally reported. The OSC group even used original experimental materials and sometimes performed the experiments under the guidance of…

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