Remember this story the next time someone assures you that science/research have proven beyond a doubt that human-induced global warming is a fact. (ht: Dr. Roberts)
Though I’m sure that nothing like this ever takes place in the world of climate science, and that all of its practitioners are beyond reproach. </sarcasm>
In cancer science, many ‘discoveries’ don’t hold up – Yahoo! News: NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former researcher at Amgen Inc has found that many basic studies on cancer — a high proportion of them from university labs — are unreliable, with grim consequences for producing new medicines in the future.
Result: 47 of the 53 could not be replicated. He described his findings in a commentary piece published on Wednesday in the journal Nature.
Part way through his project to reproduce promising studies, Begley met for breakfast at a cancer conference with the lead scientist of one of the problematic studies.
“We went through the paper line by line, figure by figure,” said Begley. “I explained that we re-did their experiment 50 times and never got their result. He said they’d done it six times and got this result once, but put it in the paper because it made the best story. It’s very disillusioning.”