Anecdotal evidence can often be treacherous. But that doesn’t mean it’s always wrong.
What the LaCour case reveals has less to do with peer review, replication, or publishing in general, and more to do with the types of research that we value.
The Science paper may just be the tip of the iceberg.
Like most deeply patriotic American progressives, I love baseball above nearly all other things—mom and apple pie excepted, of course. I grew up a Detroit Tigers fan and was profoundly wounded by the experience. They dropped below .500 just as I got old enough to understand what was going on…and stayed there for almost two…