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Comment author: Douglas_Knight 05 August 2009 05:02:40AM 1 point [-]

But just like many other obvious improvements we can all think of to the process of science, this one will not be carried out.

To a certain extent, it is being carried out for drug studies, but it requires centralization. At least, various central authorities have promised to require some pre-registration, but they may fail, as in the data availability story. Individuals can do meta-analyses that are skeptical of the original publications. and they do, on special occasions.

I think I've heard the line about parapsychology as a joke in a number of places, but I heard it seriously from Vassar.