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The decline effect gets some press, good and bad

In today’s National Post, there is an interesting piece by Joseph Brean on the subject of spurious statistical correlations in science. It touches briefly on the decline effect, but not in a way that I find entirely encouraging.
Brean cites several papers, including one by Young and Karr on problems with irreproducible results, in the journal

JSM 2010 paper is available for download

See the page under Probability.