I was interviewed by Tom Nelson the other day on the subject of fixing broken science.
I emphasized that it is too easy, as regular readers know, of finding “significant” results, and that there are too many scientists with too much money finding too many false things. Thie leads to broken science.
Here’s a prime example of what I mean: there is a new paper out claiming that vaccine “hesitancy” explains car crashes. Yes. Really. Those who didn’t want to have the vex had more car crashes.
Say Experts like these:
So @CTVNews actually put that ridiculous study linking unvaccinated to more traffic accidents on the news. The guy who did the study is featured, at the end he wonders if insurance companies should give 5% discounts for drivers with proof of vax. I can’t believe this is real life pic.twitter.com/3JwY8gMeW7
— Ryan Gerritsen???? (@ryangerritsen) December 14, 2022
I show why this claim is asinine—and it is idiotic on its face—in this thread:
Yes, that new "study" which claims "COVID vaccine hesitancy associated with increased traffic crash risk" is asinine.
Here's the propaganda (paper is linked within): https://t.co/kh8p7ye7R3
— William M Briggs (@FamedCelebrity) December 13, 2022
My conclusion: “This silly study should show you how easy it is for smart people to go wrong. They excel at discovering evidence which confirms their theories, but they stink, like the rest of us, at finding contradictory evidence.”
Incidentally, before Musk bought Twitter, all my tweets sadly died of coronadoom after one week. This medical necessity was forced upon me after I landed in Twitter jail thrice, and was to avoid cancellation.
Since the woke still gain ascendency everywhere else, there thus remains the possibility that this thread will die of some dread disease in the future. So screen shot whatever you wish to save.
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