The replication crisis

The replication crisis in science is potentially one of the big events of our time. Like many such, it is almost invisible. Like David Humes discovery in the 18th century that cause must precede its effect.

The foundation of modern institutional science is rotten, so that only the oldest and strongest of the sciences remain fully functional. Some of the worst affected are in the physical sciences, such as much biomedical research. Time will tell which others get added to that list (I vote for climate science). Many of the social sciences are deeply infected.

But scientists are fighting back. That’s the significance of the kerfuffle described above. Even the papers most ideologically pleasing to the Leftist academia are being questioned – occasionally. It is a great sign. All we can do is applaud, so let’s do that. And watch.

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