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 research can be false and lead to dead ends like the several cancer treatments that breaks millions of dollars to waste. Up until now I thought that scientists were the most cautious human beings because they have the weight of of knowledge on their shoulders, let’s not forget millions of research money. Their research can make or break anyone’s heart as said in the book, “Those periodic promises that we’re going to cure cancer“, can tear them up . What is very surprising is how common it is and not very known. But no one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes and some are just so mind blowing. It is common knowledge that everything in the web is not always true and can’t always be trusted yet very credential scientist make errors that they didn’t realize they have made.Based in this chapter, I would try my concluding product many times trying to be more accurate and ask other for opinions.
If I was one of the scientist in this chapter I would do the same, spread the word, share the failure rates and share many other truths. Bringing the attention by partnering with very important people relatable with the biomedical research around the world with a strong credibility as the book explains with Dr. C. Glenn Begley and Lee M. Ellis. Must to other peoples dismay and denial for their own convenience.
The media is a complicated place because it is filled with many half truths. The media filed more about what you want to hear and not the real truth. Research in a book has been revised several times and has citations with more credit unlike the media, that is know as access to all and freedom of writing what ever your heart desires. I feel like a book about research is more thought through and well planned.
From reading this I wonder what are the exact steps to a correct and accurate research, since the mistakes are everywhere with high failure rates increasing everyday. How do you narrow the research to that one false work/hope? Who do the scientists ask for “help” even thought they are the professionals?
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