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torture the data and it will confess to anything

Torture the data and it will confess to anything, as they say at Guantanamo Bay. Bad Science, Ben Goldacre This quote is somewhat amusing but very much true of some research carried out. It's not just limited to science either. How many times do less than reputable sources cherry-pick data and use it to support… Continue reading torture the data and it will confess to anything

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How to spot bad science

Here at Purplexed Science, we always try to provide references and sources for any claims or information, but with a wide range of information available thanks to the internet, it can be hard to know what to trust. For example, our first Did You Know? post was about human stomach being able to dissolve razor… Continue reading How to spot bad science