Are some scientific results so unexpected that we should just reject them?
This is something I’ve been wondering recently. It’s one thing to disbelieve a study because there are problems with the methods used. But is it scientifically valid to judge a study by its results alone, even if you don’t know of any methodological flaws?
I’ll admit it – I do judge studies by their results. The most recent example of this was this study which I read about yesterday. Briefly, the study repor