Some reasons are preferable to others.
Another famous result in psychology comes under fire. And the original author worsens his problem:
Following a rather opaque discussion, Strack seems to come close to suggesting that the truth of claims in science can be known even in the absence of statistical support.
Interesting, apparently sober and balanced evaluation of the evidence regarding the heritability of IQ vis-à-vis the controversy over the research of Charles Murray.
Unsurprising: it wasn't aliens.
UPDATE: link included now.
A bit overhyped but certainly a very interesting story, one I didn't know before.
A bit overhyped, but certainly an interesting story, one I hadn't heard before.
Ain't that the truth.
"Einstein was RIGHT about black holes: Groundbreaking experiment finds matter completely vanishes when pulled in by an 'event horizon'"
As I've indicated many times on this blog: give the points and bet on Big Al.
Link courtesy of Maddog.
For years and years I used to tell my microeconomics students that one response to the water shortage in California caused by price controls was a proposal to use icebergs for fresh water. But unlike the company described in the this article as believing "they would not melt significantly during the voyage" the information I had indicated that melting was a big worry. But the engineers--practical, as always--proposed to wrap the icebergs in plastic, on site in the Antarctic.
And I told the students if you think that will be cheap, guess again. Such are the potential costs of tampering with the price system.