No truth can come from a single scientific study: La verità non può scaturire da singoli studi scientifici

Sergio Della Sala, Roberto Cubelli

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Individual studies are not reliable enough and cannot be prescriptive. Disseminating their outcome will cause confusion, convince people that science is contradictory and will be a source of fake news. Science which should be disseminated is based on accrued wisdom derived from a corpus of research spanning several years and engaging numerous, independent laboratories. Showing the power of solid evidence will increase our understanding and wellbeing and will establish a rational way for disseminating scientific knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-75
JournalThe Future of Science and Ethics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2017


  • single studies
  • accrued knowledge
  • science dissemination
  • fake news

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