August 29, 2014

The Greek Doctor Who Exposes Bad Science

John Ioannidis

Source: The National Herald Don’t tell Professor John Ioannidis – formerly of the University of Ioannina in Greece and now at Stanford in California – that he’s a hero to science deniers because he exposes faulty research among his peers and in his field: which still haven’t kept him from earning the praise of his colleagues and renowned as one of the greatest scientists in the world. “I definitely want nothing to do with science deniers … I don’t think science would be harmed by its ability or desire to check facts or improve on these facts,” he said in a radio interview. “Science is a noble endeavor, but it’s also a low-yield endeavor,” he says. “I’m not sure that more than a very small percentage of medical research is ever likely to lead to major improvements in clinical outcomes and quality of life. We should be very comfortable with that fact.” … [Read more...]