Why Do They Hate Science?

Of 100 studies published in top-ranking journals in 2008, 75% of social psychology experiments and half of cognitive studies failed the replication test

Worse, even of those that passed, their measurable effects were only around half as large as initially reported- so those few that were repeatable found that previous proofs had been greatly exaggerated. You can read more about that here.

It shouldn’t be surprising. The ideological biases of those in the soft sciences in particular have been glaringly obvious for some time. There’s a pretty funny account of one researcher’s experience with this here.

The soft sciences have long been hijacked by people with an agenda. One of those items on the agenda is to turn behavior into immutable character traits- (that’s why gay is the new black, when the two really have nothing in common).

They’re finally getting caught:

The past several years have been bruising ones for the credibility of the social sciences. A star social psychologist was caught fabricating data, leading to more than 50 retracted papers. A top journal published a study supporting the existence of ESP that was widely criticized. The journal Science pulled a political science paper on the effect of gay canvassers on voters’ behavior because of concerns about faked data.

Now, a painstaking yearslong effort to reproduce 100 studies published in three leading psychology journals has found that more than half of the findings did not hold up when retested. The analysis was done by research psychologists, many of whom volunteered their time to double-check what they considered important work. Their conclusions, reported Thursday in the journal Science, have confirmed the worst fears of scientists who have long worried that the field needed a strong correction.

75% of the social science studies failed, dismally. Of the remaining quarter, most of them turned out to have over-stated their conclusions by half. A strong correction? Hercules had an easier time of it cleaning out the augean stables.

You get 75% of your math problems wrong on the pre-test, you’re not getting in the class. You don’t need a ‘strong correction,’ you need a remedial class.

augean stables of soft science studies  commonroomblog


They’ve been pimping out science for their causes, forcing her to turn tricks for any position they want (that double entendre was totally unintended, I swear) for pretty much the lifetime of the ‘discipline.’  They may, as they often profess, ‘love’ science- but it’s just like the womanizing brute accused of misogyny who professes that he loves women.  They love her for the self-serving uses they can make of science.  They  sure don’t have any respect for her.


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