On "On the emptiness of failed replications"

Harvard neuroscientist Jason Mitchell has written a piece called On the emptiness of failed replications

Mitchell believes that
Recent hand-wringing over failed replications in social psychology is largely pointless, because unsuccessful experiments have no meaningful scientific value.

Because experiments can be undermined by a vast number of practical mistakes, the likeliest explanation for any failed replication will always be that the replicator bungled something along the way […

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