Very little research is ever replicated or confirmed

Discussion in 'Studies & Articles about Studies' started by Bare Lee, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. Bare Lee Chapter Presidents
    1. Minnesota

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Message Count:
    4,904

    ________________________

  2. Barefoot TJ Administrator
    1. Nomad
    2. Presidents

    Member Since:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Message Count:
    16,075
    Good find, Lee!

    ________________________

    Bare Lee likes this.
  3. migangelo Barefooters
    1. Oregon
    2. California -...

    Member Since:
    Jun 5, 2010
    Message Count:
    2,461
    i juat watched a tedmed where the dr said if they get negative results of what they wanted they usually don't publish. he said how it was a shame because that would stop many deaths. if i had better skills and a real computer i would post the link.

    ________________________

  4. migangelo Barefooters
    1. Oregon
    2. California -...

    Member Since:
    Jun 5, 2010
    Message Count:
    2,461


    i found the link. enjoy.

    ________________________

  5. Bare Lee Chapter Presidents
    1. Minnesota

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Message Count:
    4,904
    Basically, we can safely ignore all the inductive bs of the barefoot/minimalist versus heavy running shoe research and trust the deductive reasoning of the evolutionary argument as well as our own accumulating anecdotal evidence (Edit:), and populations studies, comparing groups of habitually shod and barefoot people, where quantification is relatively simple and straight-forward.

    ________________________

    mokaman, migangelo and DNEchris like this.
  6. Kyrrinstoch Barefooters
    1. Minnesota

    Member Since:
    May 20, 2014
    Message Count:
    86
    in other words - "We're not going to show you any of the doxens or hundreds of tests that fail to prove our theory, just the one or two that we were able to alter the testing to get the results we wanted ..."

    And to think, i used to actually have faith in the scientific method of testing and review...
    Josh16, DNEchris and migangelo like this.
  7. Sid Barefooters

    Member Since:
    Jan 1, 2011
    Message Count:
    2,101
    The scientific method is fine. It's the lack of science education that's the problem. Most people don't understand how to use science. I don't change what I do based on the latest, tiny, poorly conducted pilot study.
    Bare Lee, DNEchris and migangelo like this.
  8. migangelo Barefooters
    1. Oregon
    2. California -...

    Member Since:
    Jun 5, 2010
    Message Count:
    2,461
    more and more people are treating science like religion. they are afraid to do anything unless science says it's ok. they don't understand science is another man made concept to explain how things work and sometimes make new things. it's a useful tool and that's all. tools need to be used as necessary, not all the time.

    ________________________

    Josh16, Sly, Bare Lee and 2 others like this.
  9. Bare Lee Chapter Presidents
    1. Minnesota

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Message Count:
    4,904
    To paraphrase Gandhi, "What do I think of the Scientific Method? I think it would be a very good idea."
    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/mahatmagan141784.html

    ________________________

    migangelo likes this.

Share This Page