#overlyhonestmethods

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Just this week, scientists have started posting some pretty funny tweets and tagging them with #overlyhonestmethods. I’ve been retweeting a few of them that I’d enjoyed, and those are in my sidebar under Tweets, for anyone interested. Or on my twitter.

I think these things are hilarious, but unsurprising. That’s just the way it goes. Some things are done because there’s a reason behind them, and some things are done because that’s just how it worked out. Just like anywhere else.

Check them out. You might find some good ones. And if you do, I certainly won’t mind if you let me know.

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3 Responses to #overlyhonestmethods

  1. Psycho Gecko says:

    It isn’t going to take long before some of the anti-science types bring this stuff up, I think. Trust me on this. I’m forced to live in a world where Fox News attacks the Distributive Property in math textbooks as evidence of liberal socialist indoctrination in school.

    • Marie Erving says:

      I really have no idea how to respond to that. Still, most of the posts I’ve seen aren’t the kind of stuff that invalidates any results. They tend to be, ‘did this step for x time because I went for coffee’ or ‘took sample from y location because I liked it there’. And the people who are going to stand against something just on principle are going to do it regardless. So why not try to demystify something to plenty of people who don’t hate it just because?

      • Psycho Gecko says:

        I’m not against it being done. If there’s anything in there that throws results out of whack, it’s still something we’d need to know about. I’m just anticipating another headache.

        One good thing is that it would do some good to dispose of the idea that all the people doing science are in some sort of Big Sciency conspiracy to obtain only certain results. Harder to demonize people who are obtaining butterfly samples by running around in random fields chasing them like a lunatic.

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