Scientists Will Find Whatever They Expect To Find

In April, 1888 a massive flood on Mars inundated an area the size of France, cut the polar ice cap in half, and joined the two Martian seas. Global warming was rapidly destroying the Martian ice caps. The consensus of leading astronomers around the world agreed.


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4 Responses to Scientists Will Find Whatever They Expect To Find

  1. Scott says:

    It’s related to confirmation bias and definitely infects all areas of non-operational science (it almost has to by definition, otherwise you’d need a random “hypothesis generator” to keep from being biased). I work in an “operational” science, and the problem even infects this field…the nice thing is that it is (relatively) easy to prove people wrong in an operational science.

    -Scott

  2. kramer says:

    About 8 or so years ago, it was reported that the ice on Mars was melting. If the Sun does go into a solar minimum, it’ll be interesting to see if the ice caps on Mars start to expand…

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