Silas Boye Nissen is a doctoral student in biophysics at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Credit: Ola Jakup Joensen/University of Copenhagen.
Silas Boye Nissen is a doctoral student in biophysics at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.

Scientific 'facts' could be false

Researchers model how "publication bias" does — or doesn't — affect "canonization" of facts in science.

John Adams famously pronounced in a courtroom in 1770 that "facts are stubborn things" and should not be altered by "our wishes, our inclinations or the dictates of our passion." Facts, however stubborn, must pass through the trials of human perception before being acknowledged — or "canonized" — as facts.

Carl Bergstrom, a professor of biology at the University of Washington, has used mathematical modeling to investigate the practice of science and how science could be sh

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