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NewScientist: "Most scientific papers are probably wrong"
This is no surprise to me if we are considering papers in the social sciences. But I wonder what those of you in the other sciences think about this?Most published scientific research papers are wrong, according to a new analysis. Assuming that the new paper is itself correct, problems with experimental and statistical methods mean that there is less than a 50% chance that the results of any randomly chosen scientific paper are true.