Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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The Importance of Replication

This article talks about the need to fund replication.  Well yes, that's important, because until your work has been replicated by other scientists -- preferably several independent teams -- you're not actually doing the full scientific method.  You just have some interesting activities and observations.  Unfortunately, most science nowadays is NOT replicated.  *sigh*

Meanwhile, over in Terramagne, there are whole replabs whose job  is to wade through other people's studies to find the most promising, most implausible, or just plain interesting ones to test for replication.  Team Me Too is considered a vital branch of science over there.  *chuckle*  Now if we could just connect them with Team Me First from the supervillain side ...
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