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Old 04-18-2012, 01:45 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Tannhauser View Post
Very few scientists ever use the phrase 'scientifically proven'.
That's because very rarely can we saw that we "proved" causation with 100% certaintly.

Even with things we know are true, the is a 1 chance in a 1000 or 1 chance in 10,000 that it isn't true.

Hence, as you mentioned, why repetition of research is key. Each time we repeat a study with similar and different populations and get similar results, we reduce the chances that the results are just by random chance.
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