It’s hard even on the good days (ch.2)-Jenaya P.

British philosopher Francis Bacon formalized the scientific method: "make a hypothesis, devise a test, gather data, analyze and rethink, and ultimately draw a broader conclusion.(pg.30-31)" Which we all use now when creating any experiment. Whatever it may be either at school or work. But in the book, scientists discovered how cancer is sort of formed... Continue Reading →

Chase to Study Telomerase – Mia C.

“It’s Hard Even on the Good Days”, the second chapter of Richard Harris’ book, Rigor Mortis, continues to deeply analyze the reproducibility and legitimacy of biomedical research. Some of the content found within this chapter answered my questions regarding bias and failure about the last, which helped me to better understand the overall message of... Continue Reading →

Sloppy Science- Adelyne T.

In one's early life they can realize that too really succeed, they must try to at least fail. I feel like this philosophy applies to science. I think it is important for us to fail as humans because that teaches this new lessons and new opportunities to be shed. But when someone slaps a "Good... Continue Reading →

Failures, Flaws and Findings – Alex S.

In the chapter, ‘It’s Hard Even on the Good Days’, Richard Harris moves from the general idea of reproducibility to the biases and flaws occurring in the labs that cause it and the failures they have lead to. He also brought in a lot more perspectives from different scientists and researchers, as well as examples... Continue Reading →

Shocking Truths- Charlen P.

The book "Rigor Mortis" started out with, " It was one of those things that everybody knew but was too polite to say", immediately it grabbed my attention. In the first chapter I learned how blunt the author is starting with the first sentence about the common danger in truth. This book taught me that... Continue Reading →

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