Study on homophobes being gay

There might be something here. I’m not saying that their conclusion is incorrect or that the opposite is correct.

But if the field of psychology wants people to respect it like it’s a real science, then it would have conducted this study on a representative sample of the population, not just college students. Not just 160 students. And the researchers would have done that before running to the press.

Real science is lots of work, often without thanks or fame or prizes. I’m finishing up a larger project with a population geneticist this week, where we analyzed at hundreds of thousands of numbers for months – numbers drawn from years of research – and made small conclusions that will never be published in the newspaper. But I’d trust those conclusions more than “We talked to 160 students about their experiences” any day of the week.


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