The Devil's Advocate

Episode 25: The Charming author Stacy Horn and the Rhine Center History

by on Jun.28, 2011, under Podcast

Born in Norfolk Virginia, and a product of Long Island, Stacy chats with the boys about life, the universe and everything and her book Unbelievable! Investigations of Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy and other unseen phenomena from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory.

2 Comments for this entry

  • Ivan / Atrayo

    Hello There,

    I only have one comment to make this time in keeping it simple.

    When it was stated that its best just to keep 6 points of data that correlate well together. Whereby the additional 26 data points can be ignored in such a hypothetical example that don’t match up well.

    Isn’t that just another form of “Cherry Picking” your own evidence from a particular study that is being conducted? Especially if such a hypothetical study is steeped in unwanted bias.

    Just a thought that came across my mind when that statement was made.

  • Administrator

    I believe the context was if you had sic data points that were replicable in several experiments you should concentrate on the commonalities. I used that as an example, and probably a poor one, since we currently are using all our data points. Of course most groups collect four or five data sets. It all depends what you can measure, and how you measure it. But you raise a valid point. Cherry picking is not to be encouraged

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