Wednesday, July 18, 2018

2 results for 'discovery'

Social Media and the Individual - Humans Design the Universe

By darinlhammond, published on Aug 15, 2012

Pardon me please for being overly personal and sentimental here, but have you ever been so moved by a thing that you cannot exorcise the demon until you've written about it? Alright, perhaps you find that strange, but this happens to me periodically, not often. The feeling is one of unsettled, repressed, and vehement emotion--positive or negative, perhaps both.

My mother, Karen Hammond, died in 1996 when I was 24 and she was 42. I put this in writing here for the first time, and I am at once liberated and pained. Doctors diagnosed her with fairly benign breast cancer in the spring, and... (more)

Tags: writing, death, order, design, discovery, chaos

The Science of the Null Hypothesis

By LaurenK, published on Nov 22, 2011

... has always been a great adventure for me. Whether I was four years old conducting “experiments” involving cocktails of soaps, perfumes and make-up or at university watching a cell preparation come to life under the microscope, I’ve always felt as if I was on a new and exciting journey of discovery. When I began to venture further down the road of science, however, I was disappointed to no longer feel like an explorer. Instead, I felt like someone asking the same question until I got the “right” answer. I wasn’t after a discovery…I was after a p-value less than 0.05.

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Tags: discovery, null hypothesis, dr ioannidis, contradictory research, science publication, science dogma

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