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  •  Every error they made (1+ / 0-)
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    Supported their conclusion (they made a number of errors).

    Wouldn't it hold that an error-prone report would have at least one error would have gone the other way?

    Republican tax policies have led to financial conditions which have caused Republicans to demand cuts to programs they have always opposed.

    by AppleP on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 06:26:58 PM PDT

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    •  Maybe, maybe not. (1+ / 0-)
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      That is the danger with doing data analysis like this. I get what you're saying. It seems pretty unlikely that all the "errors" they made were in favor of their hypothesis.. but that is exactly why peer review exists and researchers take great pains to do blind and double blind studies.

      It is entirely possible they did it on purpose. Its also entirely possible they subconsciously introduced and allowed those subtle errors that lined up with their conclusion. In either case, they were wrong, and in either case, the policy makers who used their non peer reviewed results were reckless (to say the least).

      “Birds…scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth. They know the truth. Screaming bloody murder all over the world in our ears, but sadly we don’t speak bird.” Kurt Cobain

      by RadicalParrot on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 06:42:16 PM PDT

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