BlogBrother Ethan Siegel just caught (yet another) scientist manipulating data to generate the conclusion they want… not the conclusion the data actually supports.
But in my example, the scientists actively hid relevant data from other scientists they were speaking to/the journals they were submitting to/the patients they were preaching to.
In Ethans case, all of the data was happily and knowingly laid out for anyone and everyone to mess around with themselves. So either this Judith Curry character is a fantastic idiot, or she was just arrogant enough to think everyone would believe her, and no one would check for themselves. Ugh.
Also– Sample size of two now… dont trust a scientist named ‘Judy’…