10 December 2011

Article on the "decline effect": for some scientific findings, the truth wears off - http://goo.gl/c8CoL
Summary: Publication bias favours new paradigms, at least at first, as can selective perception in the act of measurement. Eventually, more average results will out.
(5000 words, Dec 13 2010, Jonah Lehrer, The New Yorker; FAQs)