Monday, February 20, 2012

BabyPlus - How Science can be created on demand

Recently, I have stumbled on the mega-claims of something called BabyPlus, which is a glorified MP3 player for pregnant women to put on their bellies, with the objective of stimulating the child's brain development.

Sounds great. That inventor must be a real genius too... right? Er, not quite. The only Brent Logan who wrote a PhD thesis I could look up did so in 2001, much after this invention.

So I googled a bit more, and what do I find? A full debunk. A good read.
The killer thing for me? Double-citing both the paper published a the conference and the conference presentation itself. It doesn't get sloppier than this.

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