Neuroscience Speaker Jonah Lehrer's "The Truth Wears Off" Still #1 on The New Yorker
These questions have no easy answers. However, I think the decline effect is an important reminder that we shouldn’t simply reassure ourselves with platitudes about the rigors of replication or the inevitable corrections of peer review. Although we often pretend that experiments settle the truth for us—that we are mere passive observers, dutifully recording the facts—the reality of science is a lot messier. It is an intensely human process, shaped by all of our usual talents, tendencies, and flaws.
If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, you can read the original article over at The New Yorker.