The West is rotten to the core and will continue to rot as long as Narrative and religious belief (the variety of things that are considered politically correct) substitute for hard science and truth. Society doesn’t fall apart immediately, but by drips and drabs. It can run on fumes for a while, but then the deficit catches up and progress suddenly grinds to a halt, then reverses. Things break and never get fixed.
Science is facing a “reproducibility crisis” where more than two-thirds of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, research suggests.
This is frustrating clinicians and drug developers who want solid foundations of pre-clinical research to build upon.
From his lab at the University of Virginia’s Centre for Open Science, immunologist Dr Tim Errington runs The Reproducibility Project, which attempted to repeat the findings reported in five landmark cancer studies.
“The idea here is to take a bunch of experiments and to try and do the exact same thing to see if we can get the same results.”