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Fancy garbage

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Usually I can estimate the relevance and value of a study in just a few minutes. But sometimes … sometimes I burn through an hour of reading before I clue in that I’m looking at fancy garbage. Plenty of pseudoscience out there that is quite well-disguised as actual science!