Archive for January 13th, 2009

Could there be a worse example of science and science reporting than this joke?

Intrigued by the connection, psychologists Simon Jones and Charles Fernyhough of Durham University in the U.K. designed an online survey that was e-mailed to university students. The 200-plus participants, most of them women, answered questions such as “How often do you drink … brewed coffee?” and ranked the relevance of statements such as “I have had a sensation … that I left my body temporarily.”

200 participants via emails at a university?

And we can’t come up with alternative theories as to why coffee drinkers at universities might have hallucinations?

Scary that it takes so little to get published.

Whoa! Did anyone else just see that?  Holy crap, I just saw myself floating….

where’s my coffee?

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