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Study finds jack shit 

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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The Onion on useless research:

When a study’s results are inconclusive, a research team often asks for more time and money to finish. Such is not the case with the Johns Hopkins project.

‘No. No fucking way,’ Ingels said.

There really is a lot of terrible science. I get that. It doesn’t mean science as a human endeavour is useless, but sharing this is one way to reassure readers that I am not so enthusiatic about science that I can’t see its problems. (Consider the next post, for instance.)

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