AlfredRegius Wrote:
Sep 26, 2012 8:20 AM
Folks, here's the best way to spot a charlatan: See if he (harshly or even smilingly) dismisses the evidence against his position. Seasoned researchers understand that there is always a likelihood of error in anyone's findings but that when all the findings are taken together, random errors tend to cancel each other out. Hence, the more evidence (pro and con) we take into account, the more likely our conclusions and/or results approximate the truth. Honesty in research, therefore, requires a willingness to embrace unwelcome news.