Are Most Psychology Experiments Junk Science?

A recent study attempted to replicate the findings of one hundred journal-published, peer-reviewed psychology experiments. The results were overwhelmingly underwhelming: All of the experiments the scientists repeated appeared in top ranking journals in 2008 and fell into two broad categories, namely cognitive and social psychology. Cognitive psychology is concerned with basic operations of the mind, and studies tend to look at areas such as perception, attention and memory. Social psychology looks Read more […]

Are New Abortion Restrictions Relying on “Junk” Science?

Abortion activists are causing quite a stir about a recent Montana law that requires unborn babies to be anesthetized before any post-20-week abortion procedure. Activists claim this law is based on junk science: But to state Sen. Fred Thomas, who carried the Montana fetal anesthesia bill, the new laws are about updated and accurate information, and about “old science,” which says a fetus can’t feel pain until the third trimester of pregnancy, versus “new doctors,” who have shown otherwise. “The Read more […]