New research reveals same findings as old research


New Study Debunks Prior Belief” is a pretty common format for science news headlines, especially in any area of science that deals with how human beings behave, what they believe, and what values are important to them (psychology, in other words). Very often, however, these alleged debunkings are themselves open to challenge. Sometimes this is because the results do not actually mean what the headline writers claim they mean. Other times, it’s because it’s not a real debunking. The stuff being debunked has already been debunked. It’s a re-debunk. But the bunk has gone. Continue reading “New research reveals same findings as old research”

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