Policy ForumSTATISTICS

Aligning statistical and scientific reasoning

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Science  03 Jun 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6290, pp. 1180-1181
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf5406

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Imagine the American Physical Society convening a panel of experts to issue a missive to the scientific community on the difference between weight and mass. And imagine that the impetus for such a message was a recognition that engineers and builders had been confusing these concepts for decades, making bridges, buildings, and other components of our physical infrastructure much weaker than previously suspected.