I am getting extremely fed up with “promising” research. It never actually is. Or so close to never that there’s no practical difference.
The world has absurdly low standards for what constitutes “promising research” or a “growing body evidence” or what “research shows.” The only real requirement for optimism? Wanting something to be true.
It has gotten to the point where I just assume that “promising” research is actually the opposite: it’s almost certainly just a pathetically weak signal p-hacked out of a bunch of noise and spun into something worthy of a press release.