Retracting a retraction?

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FlammableFlower
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Retracting a retraction?

Post by FlammableFlower » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:11 pm

Actually the answer is no, but it does provide an interesting discussion on retractions: http://retractionwatch.com/2015/09/25/f ... etraction/

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sTeamTraen
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Re: Retracting a retraction?

Post by sTeamTraen » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:01 pm

One of my claims to nerd fame is that it was my investigations that led to an article being retracted twice from the same journal, which I believe may be a unique historical event.

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Chris Preston
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Re: Retracting a retraction?

Post by Chris Preston » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:33 pm

On a technicality, Wakefield's paper had two retractions. A retraction of the interpretation of the paper by 10 of the authors, followed some years later by a retraction of the rest of the paper.
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Re: Retracting a retraction?

Post by jimbob » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:45 pm

Almost the opposite - but a very weird rebuttal letter for calls to retract 26 papers here:

https://www.krebs-chancen.de/referenzen ... -englisch/

Some of the work claimed that people with a "cancer-prone personality" were 121 times more likely to die of cancer than those without it, so a rather implausible biological effect - given the general cancer rate in the population.

ETA: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.117 ... 5318822045
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