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Offline Eric Bosworth

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Scientific research
« on: December 24, 2018, 05:31:49 am »
I came across this article and thought I should share it. I have thought for a long time that for every study there's an equal and opposite study. This can explain why...


https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/12/22/679083038/researchers-show-parachutes-dont-work-but-there-s-a-catch

The real interesting thing here is that if they had a sample of test subjects that had brittle bones the empty backpack might have been better than the parachute.

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Re: Scientific research
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 08:45:47 am »
I agree that Research is slanted toward the premise that you are trying to prove but I don't think the article has any relevance to what actually happens.  Due to military exercises there is data on the percentages of pass and fail with a parachute.
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Re: Scientific research
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2018, 03:04:19 pm »

"I agree that Research is slanted toward the premise that you are trying to prove"
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Re: Scientific research
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 09:24:04 pm »


Due to military exercises there is data on the percentages of pass and fail with a parachute.

Yes, but what data is there about the empty backpack? Now we have data proving that empty backpacks are just as effective jumping out of a plane or helicopter.

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Re: Scientific research
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 11:09:14 am »
"unless a distinction can be made rigorous and precise it isn't really a distinction."--Jacques Derrida (1991) Afterword: Toward An Ethic of Discussion, published in the English translation of Limited Inc., pp.123-4, 126

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Re: Scientific research
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2019, 10:47:41 pm »

"You can present some data to an intellectual and an intellectual will say 'well, yes it works in practice but will it work in theory?' "--Bill Whittle


I like this! :smile:
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