Pathological Science

(Langmuir revisited) Ivan Schuller

13 Schuller Pathology Criteria

  1. “Too good to be true”
  2. Extreme accuracy
  3. Excuses, excuses(Reproducibility ?)
  4. “La droite du seigneur”(one data point)
  5. Peculiar experimental conditions
  6. Violation of statistical nature of data
  7. Blah, blah, blah(violates common sense)
  8. “What else could it be”(wishful thinking)
  9. “Everybody can be Einstein”(extraordinary science)
  10. “Bridges don’t fall down”(anything else changes?)
  11. Multiple publications(obscure or sensationalist journals)
  12. Jumping around(no follow-up)
  13. Fashion
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