January 10, 2012
Null Hypothesis: How We Test New Ideas
Ethan Siegel, ScienceBlogs
The most common type of question I get asked by people genuinely wanting to know more about the Universe goes something like, "Hey, I saw such-and-such-a-story about some fanciful-sounding-theory, and that could be the explanation for this-weird-thing-that-we-see. What do you think about that?"
Well, here's the thing.
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