In “How Bad Is the Government’s Science?” (Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2018 5:56 p.m. ET), Peter Wood and David Randall write:
“Half the results published in peer-reviewed scientific journals are probably wrong. John Ioannidis, now a professor of medicine at Stanford, made headlines with that claim in 2005. Since then, researchers have confirmed his skepticism by trying—and often failing—to reproduce many influential journal articles. Slowly, scientists are internalizing the lessons of this irreproducibility crisis. But what about government, which has been making policy for generations without confirming that the science behind it is valid?”
The deepest and best solution to this failure is grasping that science is inductive, integrated understanding of things and their causal connections.
With that, I can help. As few on earth can. Sadly — cause I sure the hell ain’t no genius. Just contact me and we can set up some training in logic or the philosophy of science, or in learning science right in the first place.