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How much can we trust peer reviewed scientific literature?
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Can we trust a single peer-reviewed article? In general, no. Peer review isn't a guarantee. It's a first-stage junk filter, nothing more than that. And it's an imperfect filter - sometimes junk ...

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I asked a aquestion whether women actually care if we love them or not
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I think, Jim, it's because you've used this site, Economics.SE, and perhaps other StackExchanges too, to repeatedly ask low-quality under-researched questions, often including offensive content. ...

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Should we tackle already-referenced claims?
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Summary: it's hard to fit such questions in with the standards we generally use, which is that a peer-reviewed paper is sufficient to establish a viable answer. Work is needed to review the paper in ...

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Not accepting the question but instead trying to respond to a different question
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It seems to me that answerers have made a decent stab at what was not a well-asked question. The question does easily read like: "what evidence is there for evidence-based medicine?" (EBM), as ...

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Is fiction an acceptable notable source?
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No, we shouldn't allow questions that derive their notability from fiction. The set of possible claims is immense, and many are nonsensical. If a claim were believable enough, and enough people ...

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Should questions try to be unbiased?
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No, a question doesn't need to be unbiased or neutral. It doesn't matter: if it's a notable claim, and there are grounds for scepticism, and it fits within the rules, then it's OK. In many cases, ...

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Third-party edit to question invalidates accepted answer: What to do?
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What to do? Don't answer badly written questions This was a rubbish question when it was first asked. If we all refrain from posting answers until the question is a proper question within the scope of ...

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