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Falsifiable Hypotheses

2017-10-10 20:57:40.732327+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

This article is interesting not so much for its direct subject matter (taking down a paper alleging a link between aluminum and autism) as for its critiques, and I think it's worth reading for good ways to look critically at papers and studies: Torturing more mice in the name of antivaccine pseudoscience, 2017 aluminum edition

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#Comment Re: Falsifiable Hypotheses made: 2017-10-23 15:26:58.738404+00 by: Dan Lyke

A Faked Study Linking Vaccines And Autism Is Being Eviscerated by Scientists:

But the most damning indictment on the research came when users on community science site PubPeer noticed several instances where the graphics and results in the study's data had been deliberately manipulated, copied and pasted, and generally faked.

For John Dawson, the editor of the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry in which the paper was published, that was the last straw, telling Retraction Watch that the study was "being retracted jointly by the authors and the editor"

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