365 Ways #250–If it’s in black and white…

#250--"Even when the evidence shows that a particular research idea is wrong, if you have thousands of scientists who have invested their careers in it, they’ll continue to publish papers on it....It’s like an epidemic, in the sense that they’re infected with these wrong ideas, and they’re spreading it to other researchers through journals.”
--John Ioannidis, meta-research scientist, and one of the world’s foremost experts on the credibility of medical research

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