“God-awful… figures from cutting-edge published research”

LFHCfS (Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists) member Erika Woolsey alerts us to the existence of the Bad Figure blog, which collects “God-awful good-for-nothing figures from cutting-edge published research”. Here is one of Bad Figure’s many items: Figure 1 Comparison of ratios of DNABIT Compress with existing algorithms Rajarajeswari, P., & Apparao, A. (2011). DNABIT […]

Vampirical science (Freese!)

The word “vampirical” used as an un-admiring description of a scientific claim, has been credited to Jeremy Freese [pictured here], who wrote: “Part of what makes the Trivers-Willard hypothesis perhaps more ‘vampirical’ than ’empirical’—unable to be killed by mere evidence—is that the hypothesis seems so logically compelling that it becomes easy to presume that it must […]