When Consensus Replaces Predictive Value, Science Becomes Nonsense

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bSI Epistemology Camp: 2024 Sunday at BSI’s 2024 Epistemology Camp was a loosely structured open discussion.This second part starts with Gerd Gigerenzer discussing the evolution and interpretations of probability, emphasizing its connection to human beliefs and societal contexts. He explains t...

Anthony Garrett

By Anton GarrettHow should scientists use statistical methods to do practical data analysis? There are differing schools of thought, and in the main division between them I am a Bayesian rather than a frequentist. Unfortunately the word ‘Bayesian’ is itself in dispute, for frequentists often con...

Broken Science

May 29, 2024 article from The Oxford Student.As students, scientists, and other professionals face pressures to publish content, paper mills exploit this demand to the detriment of academic integrity and scholarly publishing.“The use of paper mills not only diminishes the reputability and credibil...

Malcolm Kendrick

(Placebos Part D) By Malcolm KendrickAnyone interested in science will know that we are in the midst of a ‘replication crisis.’ In 2016 Nature published an article which began“More than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist's experiments, and more than hal...

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Broken Science

bSI Epistemology Camp: 2024 Sunday at BSI’s 2024 Epistemology Camp was a loosely structured open discussion.This second part starts with Gerd Gigerenzer discussing the evolution and interpretations of probability, emphasizing its connection to human beliefs and societal contexts. He explains t...

Anthony Garrett

By Anton GarrettHow should scientists use statistical methods to do practical data analysis? There are differing schools of thought, and in the main division between them I am a Bayesian rather than a frequentist. Unfortunately the word ‘Bayesian’ is itself in dispute, for frequentists often con...

Broken Science

May 29, 2024 article from The Oxford Student.As students, scientists, and other professionals face pressures to publish content, paper mills exploit this demand to the detriment of academic integrity and scholarly publishing.“The use of paper mills not only diminishes the reputability and credibil...

Malcolm Kendrick

(Placebos Part D) By Malcolm KendrickAnyone interested in science will know that we are in the midst of a ‘replication crisis.’ In 2016 Nature published an article which began“More than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist's experiments, and more than hal...

Malcolm Kendrick

(Placebos Part D) By Malcolm KendrickAnyone interested in science will know that we are in the midst of a ‘replication crisis.’ In 2016 Nature published an article which began“More than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist's experiments, and more than hal...

Broken Science

April 17, 2024 article from The Guardian.The American Diabetes Association takes millions from companies that stand to profit from our reliance on drugs. Is that affecting their guidance?.“Numerous nutritional studies have shown that diabetes can be reversed through a strict diet low in carbohydra...

Bob Kaplan

By Bob KaplanHere’s a recent example of some of the important work BSI is helping to fund and make happen:  “Could Cytoplasmic Lipid Droplets be Linked to Inefficient Oxidative Phosphorylation in Cancer?” by Thomas N. Seyfried, Nathan L. Ta, Tomas Duraj, Derek C. Lee, Michael A. Kiebish, ...

Greg Glassman

In March 2020, while still serving as CrossFit CEO, Greg Glassman deliverd a version of a talk he had delivered during grand rounds at medical schools around the country. Greg Glassman divides various common causes of death into five categories: chronic, microbic, genetic, kinetic, or toxic. The chr...

Broken Science

April 17, 2024 article from The Guardian.The American Diabetes Association takes millions from companies that stand to profit from our reliance on drugs. Is that affecting their guidance?.“Numerous nutritional studies have shown that diabetes can be reversed through a strict diet low in carbohydra...

Greg Glassman

In March 2020, while still serving as CrossFit CEO, Greg Glassman deliverd a version of a talk he had delivered during grand rounds at medical schools around the country. Greg Glassman divides various common causes of death into five categories: chronic, microbic, genetic, kinetic, or toxic. The chr...

Broken Science

May 2, 2024 article from The Guardian.The ADA just settled an explosive legal case accusing the organization of betraying people with diabetes.“What a great opportunity a trial would have been to expose the inner workings of the ADA, the patient advocacy organization up to its eyeballs in big-busi...

Russell Berger

By Russell BergerIn the 1964 suspense film 36 hours, U.S. Army Major Jefferson Pike (played by James Garner), is kidnapped by Nazis on the eve of the Allied invasion of Normandy. Pike wakes up in what appears to be a U.S. Army hospital, surrounded by soldiers and nurses that all appear to be red-blo...

Broken Science

bSI Epistemology Camp: 2024 Sunday at BSI’s 2024 Epistemology Camp was a loosely structured open discussion.This second part starts with Gerd Gigerenzer discussing the evolution and interpretations of probability, emphasizing its connection to human beliefs and societal contexts. He explains t...

Anthony Garrett

By Anton GarrettHow should scientists use statistical methods to do practical data analysis? There are differing schools of thought, and in the main division between them I am a Bayesian rather than a frequentist. Unfortunately the word ‘Bayesian’ is itself in dispute, for frequentists often con...

Broken Science

bSI Epistemology Camp: 2024 Sunday at BSI’s 2024 Epistemology Camp was a loosely structured open discussion.Greg Glassman started the conversation with mention of the 1927 Solvay Conference, where revolutionary ideas in physics and quantum theory were debated. Most took an ontological perspect...

Anthony Garrett

bSI Epistemology Camp: 2024 Anthony Garrett delivers a comprehensive lecture, touching on several major themes centered around the principles of probability, scientific methods, and the philosophical underpinnings of science. He discusses his academic journey, encounters with prominent figures l...

Broken Science

bSI Epistemology Camp: 2024 Sunday at BSI’s 2024 Epistemology Camp was a loosely structured open discussion.This second part starts with Gerd Gigerenzer discussing the evolution and interpretations of probability, emphasizing its connection to human beliefs and societal contexts. He explains t...

Broken Science

bSI Epistemology Camp: 2024 Sunday at BSI’s 2024 Epistemology Camp was a loosely structured open discussion.Greg Glassman started the conversation with mention of the 1927 Solvay Conference, where revolutionary ideas in physics and quantum theory were debated. Most took an ontological perspect...

Anthony Garrett

bSI Epistemology Camp: 2024 Anthony Garrett delivers a comprehensive lecture, touching on several major themes centered around the principles of probability, scientific methods, and the philosophical underpinnings of science. He discusses his academic journey, encounters with prominent figures l...

Gerd Gigerenzer

bSI Epistemology Camp: 2024 At his talk at the Broken Science Epistemology Camp in March 2024, psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer addresses what he calls ‘mindless statistics.’ Rather than think critically about the implications, impact, and meaning of studies, researchers are stuck in a system wh...

Malcolm Kendrick

(Placebos Part D) By Malcolm KendrickAnyone interested in science will know that we are in the midst of a ‘replication crisis.’ In 2016 Nature published an article which began“More than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist's experiments, and more than hal...

Broken Science

April 17, 2024 article from The Guardian.The American Diabetes Association takes millions from companies that stand to profit from our reliance on drugs. Is that affecting their guidance?.“Numerous nutritional studies have shown that diabetes can be reversed through a strict diet low in carbohydra...

Bob Kaplan

By Bob KaplanHere’s a recent example of some of the important work BSI is helping to fund and make happen:  “Could Cytoplasmic Lipid Droplets be Linked to Inefficient Oxidative Phosphorylation in Cancer?” by Thomas N. Seyfried, Nathan L. Ta, Tomas Duraj, Derek C. Lee, Michael A. Kiebish, ...

Broken Science

May 27, 2024 article from ZeroHedge.Another look at flaws in the academic journal industry, now powered by AI to crank out more volume than ever before.“217 year old Wiley science publisher has reportedly ‘peer reviewed’ more than 11,000 papers that were determined to be fake without ever noti...