January 27, 2021

The Niche

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Insanity in Science is Doing the Same Thing Over & Over Again and Expecting the Same Results

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Was Einstein wrong on his definition of insanity? “Insanity”, said Einstein, “is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” But in science, how sane is it to expect experiments to give precisely the same results? How big a problem is irreproducibility in science? Experiments on that question have given variable results. Haha. But seriously, why is it that so much of what is published in science is so difficult to reproduce? While Einstein (pictured above in an image from …Read More