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A Waste of 1,000 Research Papers

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, May 17, 2019.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/05/waste-1000-studies/589684/
     
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    ScottTriGuy Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I like this comparison...made me chuckle...

    "...It’s as if they’d been “describing the life cycle of unicorns, what unicorns eat, all the different subspecies of unicorn, which cuts of unicorn meat are tastiest, and a blow-by-blow account of a wrestling match between unicorns and Bigfoot,...”
     
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    NelliePledge Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Perhaps Ed Yong could do a follow up article about PACE
     
  4. Hutan

    Hutan Moderator Staff Member

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    That would be the same Dorothy Bishop who found the SMILE study to be
    "generally well conducted and noted that the findings appeared to be solid."
     
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    Hip Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I am reminded of Prof Paul Ewald's point of view, that the whole genetic causes of disease bandwagon has been vastly overplayed for decades. From Wikipedia:
     
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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    MS and SW take note :emoji_wave:
     
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    Arnie Pye Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    And when it is advantageous for a powerful group of people - e.g. governments, the obscenely wealthy, big business - for science NOT to change there are plenty of scientists who can be bought to achieve that end and delay progress for decades.
     
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    Snow Leopard Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    What about our own backyard?

    There are candidate gene association studies in ME or CFS that are likely spurious, but that doesn't stop many people from believing the findings.
     
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    Snow Leopard Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    She said that via email to David Tuller?

    Here is what she said on the SMC site:

    Calling it psuedoscience and having concern it is just publicity for a commercial company...
     
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  10. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    No surprise
    Are we ready to accept the implications?
     
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