We are talking about scientists and engineers, not about the MAGA crowd and Trump.If a politician refuses to release their tax records, we don't assume that there's probably nothing to see.
No, it isn't common in science. It's extremely uncommon in engineering.In science, it's disturbingly common to hear, long after a study has been widely promoted in the media ("Eat this simple thing and live to 100!"), that the data, when closely examined, doesn't justify the published conclusions (let alone the overblown hype).
And sadly, you're again making general sweeping claims that I don't possibly see you supporting in any way except anecdotally.
Happily, NIST did not do that.Yes, if I say something surprising or implausible and claim to a have a source that backs me up but I refuse to share that source with you, you have a reason to be suspicious.
Yeah, that's a weird thing to say. Happily, I didn't say it.If I say, "If you can't show me cases of people lying in the past, you have to assume I'm telling the truth," that's just weird isn't it?
If you have nothing to say about NIST, could you please stop derailing the thread?