Friday, 27 July 2012

A WIN for Good Science

It has taken a while but finally the Right Thing ® may be about to happen. A 2009 piece of scientific bullshit journal article by one of DJ!'s fave BAD scientists, Priscilla Coleman, has been so thoroughly debunked as to be retracted.
Earlier this year, an analysis by leading researchers completely discredited a key article used as "evidence" by the state of South Dakota and anti-choice supporters in their arguments to the 8th Circuit Federal Appeals Court supporting a law forcing doctors to tell women seeking to terminate a pregnancy that abortion is linked with higher risks of suicide and depression.

The researchers also called on the editors of the Journal of Psychiatric Research (JPR) in which the article was originally published in 2009 to retract the article, a step now under consideration by the editors, one of which cited the article's "serious deficiencies."
Now if only the British Journal of Psychiatry would woman/man up and retract her most recent piece of shit.

And kudos to the real scientists who persist in investigating and destroying BAD Science. Real scientists like the ones at the new and desperately needed Bad Science Watch. Its purpose is to promote good science in Canadian public policy.
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1 comment:

Pseudz said...

Will not the moth of faith-based morality be scorched by the flame of reliable evidence? Something is amiss.
The repeated attempts to create 'decoy truth' in the face of conflicting (though reliable) evidence must reduce the number and quality of one's prospective adherents. The temptation to do so is understandable but doesn't it display, precisely, a lack of faith in faith?

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