“Seven Warning Signs of Bogus Science:
Those seven warning signs are:
Discoverers make their claims directly to the popular media, rather than to fellow scientists.
Discoverers claim that a conspiracy has tried to suppress the discovery.
The claimed effect appears so weak that observers can hardly distinguish it from noise. No amount of further work increases the signal.
Anecdotal evidence is used to back up the claim.
True believers cite ancient traditions in support of the new claim.
The discoverer or discoverers work in isolation from the mainstream scientific community.
The discovery, if true, would require a change in the understanding of the fundamental laws of nature.”
— Why do I blog this? Always interesting to keep these warning signs (described by Robert L. Park) in mind when reading about research results and processes. (via betaknowledge)
Reblogged from beta knowledge.