Things that stood out for me (some of these are my own thoughts):
- A press release can turn a non-event into an event.
- No one wants to do replication studies because there’s no money in it. So our knowledge, the body of evidence on a particular topic, doesn’t grow.
- Bias takes many forms. (Researchers are under the gun to get published. Corporations want to advertise their products via “science.” Publishers want to appease their sponsors.)
- All studies, even small ones or those done on animals, have value. We just need to put them in perspective. (I also think that studies people say are flawed can be useful, even if it’s to help design a better study.)
What do you think?