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Is hard.

Just dumping some links here for now:

Feynman on “cargo cult science”: http://www.lhup.edu/~DSIMANEK/cargocul.htm
Feynman on “what is science”: http://www.fotuva.org/feynman/what_is_science.html
Ioannidis, Why Most Published Research Findings Are False: http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124
On how subtle it is: http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/04/28/the-control-group-is-out-of-control/
Reinhart, http://www.statisticsdonewrong.com
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/science/rise-in-scientific-journal-retractions-prompts-calls-for-reform.html?pagewanted=all

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/science-isnt-broken/

Another well argued summary: http://www.firstthings.com/article/2016/05/scientific-regress

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Sun, 2015-08-23 at 15:54:35

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