July 5, 2015

WHAT IS THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD TO sCIENCE?:

Reproducibility: Don't cry wolf (Jan Conrad, 01 July 2015, Nature)

The past few years have seen a slew of announcements of major discoveries in particle astrophysics and cosmology. The list includes faster-than-light neutrinos; dark-matter particles producing γ-rays; X-rays scattering off nuclei underground; and even evidence in the cosmic microwave background for gravitational waves caused by the rapid inflation of the early Universe. Most of these turned out to be false alarms; and in my view, that is the probable fate of the rest.

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