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Chris Kavanagh writes:

I know you are all too frequently coming across defensive, special pleading-laced responses to failed replications so I thought I would just point out a recent a very admirable response from Will Gervais posted on his blog.

He not only commends the replicators but acknowledges that the original finding was likely a false positive.

Cool! He’s following in the footsteps of 50 shades of gray. Which in turn reminds me of the monochrome Stroop chart:

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