I’m at the AAS, listening to people talk about science. So you can imagine my response to the psuedo-science involved in a study that comes to the — gasp! — shocking conclusion that married women tend to put on more weight than single women and women tend to gain weight when they become moms (i.e., they don’t shed all the pregnancy weight). They spend the entire article wondering why and coming up with all kinds of conspiracy theories without going for the obvious explanation.
Stand by for ground-breaking articles that show that single men have more gym memberships than married men and women tend to be less up to date on modern trends when they have kids.
It’s not that the data is useless. It’s that they can’t seem to understand the meaning of the data.