Thursday, June 18, 2009

How those crazy "Studies show that..." get generated

I'm sure you've heard those repeated, "Scientists say that studies show eating xxx [insert anything ridiculous in here] will generate yyyy [insert something even more ridiculous here]."

Jorge Cham's brilliant comic strip PHD (Piled Higher and Deeper) Comics recently did a great analysis of how those random and often bizarre study results get generated. Sadly, this isn't too far from the truth:

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