Beanybag wrote:No such peer-reviewed paper was even presented in this article, no arguments and no data. But I'll just assume this journalist actually reads the papers that make the incorrect claims instead of sensationalist science journalists who overhype the findings.
Ivellious wrote:First of all, I agree with beanybag, this article is not scientific or legitimately groundbreaking in any way.
...Problem is, journalists with little understanding of the scientific process leap on the initial research as if it is some sort of accepted fact within the scientific community, and that is where the public can be mislead.
Of course you do. Why should we expect any different on such a subject?
So the article isn't scientific. interesting... Implying that this is simply the result of some "sensationalist science journalists". Maybe possibly we should look at the "sensationalist science journalists" who wrote the article.
An Epidemic of False Claims
Competition and conflicts of interest distort too many medical findings
By John P. A. Ioannidis
http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... lse-claims
So who is John P. A. Ioannidis? When did Scientific American hire him as another of its "sensationalist science journalists". After a few seconds of actual looking one would find that this is the only paper in SA by this "sensationalist science journalist". I wonder why? maybe its because he isn't very good at journalism or maybe just possibly he isn't a journalist but that can't possibly be true can it? Beany and Ivellious can't both be wrong can they? Well they are both humans... with a mission, so maybe I should look for myself... again.
Who is John P. A. Ioannidis... Ladies and gentlmen I would like to introduce you to;
John P. A. Ioannidis (born 1965 in New York City) is a professor and chairman at the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Ioannina School of Medicine as well as tenured adjunct professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center at Stanford University School of Medicine
He was born in 1965 and raised in Athens, Greece. He graduated first in his class at the University of Athens Medical School, then attended Harvard University for his medical residency in internal medicine. He then did a fellowship at Tufts University for infectious disease.Ioannidis's 2005 paper "Why Most Published Research Findings Are False" has been the most downloaded technical paper from the journal PLoS Medicine
. This paper has met much approval, though Goodman and Greenland criticized it in a short comment and a longer analysis. Ioannidis has answered this critique.
A profile of his work in this area appears in the November 2010 issue of The Atlantic. The Atlantic article notes Ioannidis analyzed "49 of the most highly regarded research findings in medicine over the previous 13 years". And "Of the 49 articles, 45 claimed to have uncovered effective interventions. Thirty-four of these claims had been retested, and 14 of these, or 41 percent, had been convincingly shown to be wrong or significantly exaggerated."
Tufts Medical Center
Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies
John P.A. Ioannidis, MD, PhD
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Ioannina (Greece)
John P.A. Ioannidis was born in New York, NY in 1965 and grew up in Athens, Greece. He was Valedictorian of his class (1984) at Athens College and won a number of early awards, including the National Award of the Greek Mathematical Society, in 1984. He graduated in the top rank of his class from the School of Medicine, University of Athens, in 1990 and earned a doctorate in biopathology (1996). He trained at Harvard and Tufts, specializing in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and then held appointments at NIH, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Tufts University School of Medicine. He chaired the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology at the School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Greece, since 1999 (a tenured professor since 2003, on leave since 8/2010) and he is currently the C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has been adjunct faculty for the Tufts University School of Medicine since 1996, with the rank of professor since 2002, and since 11/2008 has been leading the Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Modeling, of the Tufts Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies and the Genetics/Genomics component at the Tufts CTSI. He is also adjunct professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and visiting professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Imperial College London. Dr. Ioannidis has served as a member of the executive board of the Human Genome Epidemiology Network, President of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology, editorial board member of 26 leading international journals, and Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Clinical Investigation. He has given more than 200 invited and honorary lectures in 28 different countries. His publication record includes almost 500 peer-reviewed papers, 40 books and book chapters, and several other writings.
He has received several awards, including the European Award for Excellence in Clinical Science for 2007 and he has been inducted into the Association of American Physicians and the European Academy of Cancer Sciences. His 2005 paper in PLoS Medicine, “Why most Published Research Findings are False,” has been the most-downloaded article in the history of Public Library of Science.
His work combines skills in clinical research methodology and evidence-based medicine with the challenges of current molecular medicine and genomics.
http://220.127.116.11/icrhps/faculty/f ... JohnPA.asp
Here are some of his written works;
John P. A. Ioannidis, Contradicted and Initially Stronger Effects in Highly Cited Clinical Research, JAMA 294(2): 218-228 (13 July 2005)
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.asp ... eid=201218
John P. A. Ioannidis, Why Most Published Research Findings Are False, Public Library of Science Medicine [PLoS Med] 2(8): e124, doi: 10.371/journal.pmed.0020124 (30 August 2005)
http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/inf ... ed.0020124
John P. A. Ioannidis, Why Most Published Research Findings Are False: Author’s Reply to Goodman and Greenland, Public Library of Science Medicine [PLoS Med], doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040215 (26 June 2007)
Yup this is certainly one serious case of a "sensationalist science journalist". I would say that both of you should write him and tell him how stupid he is for trying to be a journalist in the field of science and when your done you can go signup for ID since you are actively diss-ing people from the Evo side.