“Most Scientific Papers Are Probably Wrong”
|August 31, 2005||Posted by William Dembski under Evolution, Intelligent Design|
Lehigh University biologists have, just shy of a consensus, condemned intelligent design (the lone dissenter — surprise, surprise — is Michael Behe). The various anti-ID blogs (go here and here) are crowing about this, as though this vindicates their criticism of ID and, to boot, must somehow be disconcerting to us.
Quite the contrary. Check out the following paper in the New Scientist: “Most Scientists Are Probably Wrong.” According to the article: “John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the University of Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece, says that small sample sizes, poor study design, researcher bias, and selective reporting and other problems combine to make most research findings false.”
Evolutionary biology has turned “selective reporting” into a science. In fact, that’s about the only way evolutionary theory is a science.