There has been a lot of commentary about the tone of my 11 December 2013 blog post. I’ve tried to keep a relatively low profile during the events of the last week. It has been one of the strangest weeks of my professional life. However, it seems appropriate to make a formal apology.
1. I apologize for the title. I intended it as a jokey reference for the need to conduct high power replication studies. It was ill advised.
2. I apologize for the now infamous “epic fail” remark (“We gave it our best shot and pretty much encountered an epic fail as my 10 year would say”). It was poor form and contributed to hurt feelings. I should have been more thoughtful.
I will do better to make sure that I uphold the virtues of civility in future blog postings.