I’ve touched briefly on the psychology of research development in the past, but one question remains of interest to me: do we only publish and cite research that we want to believe is true, whether we know it or not?
Evolution means the constant splitting of genes and species into bigger and better forms. Humans came out of a split from the chimpanzees. But what will happen when a genetically better race of humans comes into existence?
Alright, perhaps I should be nice and not demand you to stop getting scared. But really, you shouldn’t be. Here’s why.
Most of us know how biological evolution works; good old Darwinian science, natural selection, etc. etc. But, in the modern age, our societies transform and evolve at a much faster rate than any possible mutation. So, why is that?
When we view research, we typically see those that are deemed “successful” research. What that means is that the test worked — that they succeeded in rejecting the null hypothesis, aka that there was no effect at all. However, when we’re only looking at what worked — we’re not looking at what didn’t work. AndContinue reading “Null”