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OT: FBI using dodgy 'science' to secure convictions for 40+ years

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Esther12, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    I don't know anything about it, but the culture described reminds me of some of the problems around ME/CFS research:

    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/23/fbi-evidence-single-hair-kirk-odom

    If you're achieving what those above you want, it doesn't seem to matter if you're a quack.
     
  2. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Quackery is acceptable, it seems, if it serves a purpose endorsed by the establishment.
     
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  3. sarah darwins

    sarah darwins I told you I was ill

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    This reminds me of Freakonomics. Didn't the guys who wrote that argue that organised human activity is always rational, even when it doesn't look that way?

    “It got convictions” is hyper-rational. It's despicable, but rational.
     

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