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Wednesday, February 4th, 2009, 6:54 pm

How I View Research

MY intent is never to promote anything. I just try to find facts that are usually separate from consensus, which is very typically distorted, e.g. in politics (“war on terror”).

Some people are concerned about facts because we are all very skilled at beautifying our own integrity. The reporter who is selected to cover for a publication based on inclinations, convictions or obedience, for example, is often sufficiently indoctrinated so as to actually believe his/her writings, say X, about Y (well, “everyone else is writing X about Y too”). It’s a cyclic trap, it’s sheep/cattle effect. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy in a sense. We see it in Comes exhibits (e.g. “The NC is dead” roadshow) and the Gartner Group was openly accused of doing the same thing to set standards.

Only by challenging conventions with facts can we find truth, then present it and preach to defend it (money always fights against truth).

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4 Responses to “How I View Research”

  1. wispygalaxy Says:

    Research is fudged a lot. With statistics, scientists can manipulate data to satisfy their hypotheses or a sponsor of the research. It can be as easy as changing the alpha to affect the outcome of a hypothesis test. As a result, I am always asking questions when reviewing studies.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misuse_of_statistics

    Don’t feel bad about being rejected at first when stating something that is not accepted or understood by the majority. That is human nature; people are afraid of the unknown and will have the tendency to disagree with ideas that unsettle them.

    If you feel if something is right and deserves to be heard, then express it! You will look brave that way. :)

  2. Roy Schestowitz Says:

    Easier when evidence is cited, really. The Internet is invaluable for this purpose.

  3. Darryl Says:

    what a freaking loser you are schestowitz, if thats really your name.

    go get a job, and stop leaching of the planet LOL..

    Loser.

  4. Onefaccesee Says:

    Is social media going to kill SEO?

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