Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A follow up survey about Boobquake

On 26th April, 2010 the first Boobquake experiment was conducted using an international sample of volunteers.

If you're not familiar with the concept, an Iranian cleric, Sedhigi, had claimed that female immodesty lead to earthquakes. Jennifer McCreight from took it upon herself to test the claim.

Participants from around the world engaged in immodest behaviour, and McCreight statistically measured if there was an increase in earthquakes on that day, taking into account time zones.

What this study did not take into account, however, is the subject of future research.

So here I am, the Unlikely Scientist, curing my graduate blues with a little creative science.

As McCreight rightly said, science can over turn previous theories and results with new research.

Will my analysis of the data, from different angles, do the same here?

I will let you know when I find out.

Please click here to take survey