nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Drowning In Nonsensical Research

We live in the Information Age.  And almost all of it is worthless.

Nostrums was begun two years ago to provide an antidote to the hype and distortion that issues from the media, advocates, and researchers, all of whom are looking to push their own agendas.

Some days the quality of work is so bad, I can't choose what to write about.

So, I'm going to make up my own nonsensical research title to illustrate what they all sound like:

"Scientists Discover That Humans Have Ten Fingers, But Two Are Only Thumbs."  (p-value = 0.001, CI 9.0-11.0)

A startling breakthrough, that could lead to further insight into quantifying human feet and toes.

Doc D

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