Monday, October 16, 2006

THE MOST USUAL defense of The Lancet "study" of the 600,000 deaths in Iraq is the so-called argument from authority: such a respected publication would never released a low-quality study. Ergo, if it appears there the study is wise.

Except The Lancet lost its scientific reputation long ago, according to many leading British scientists. Just bumped into this piece in my files while looking for something else, and I think it's important in order to contextualize the issue.

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