And from the wounds of data emerges the light of new understanding in science (to adapt mystic Runi’s insight). This negative data, it turns out, it something that every scientific enterprise needs to trumpet as loudly as the breakthrough models and the encouraging positive datapoints as Ben Goldacre describes in his own TED talk “Battling Bad Science

  • “It turns out that the negative data goes missing in action. It’s withheld from doctors and patients. And this is the most important aspect of the whole story. It’s at the top of the pyramid of evidence. We need to have all of the data on a particular treatment to know whether not it really is effective.”
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