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Extraordinary claims, extraordinary evidence? A discussion

Richard M. Shiffrin, Dora Matzke, Jonathon D. Crystal, , Suyog H. Chandramouli, Joachim Vandekerckhove, Marco Zorzi, Richard D. Morey, Mary C. Murphy
Published: 10 August 2021

Abstract: Roberts (2020, Learning & Behavior, 48[2], 191–192) discussed research claiming honeybees can do arithmetic. Some readers of this research might regard such claims as unlikely. The present authors used this example as a basis for a debate on the criterion that ought to be used for publication of results or conclusions that could be viewed as unlikely by a significant number of readers, editors, or reviewers.
Keywords: Behavior / Roberts / claims / extraordinary evidence / arithmetic / honeybees / criterion / editors / discussed research

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