Faulty conclusions based on p-values are countless in all fields of research, and frankly I am personally much more worried when they might affect our health13 and security, or the future of our planet, rather then when they spread around unjustified claims of revolutionary discoveries or of possible failures of the so called Standard Model of Particle Physics.14 For instance, ``A lot of what is published is incorrect'' reported last year The Lancet's Editor-in-Chief Richard Horton. This could be because, looking around more or less `at random', statistical `significant results' will soon or later show up (as that of the last frame of an xkcd cartoon shown in Fig.1 - see  for the full story);
A special mention deserves the February 2014 editorial of David Trafimow, Director of Basic and Applied Social Psychology (BASP), in which he takes a strong position against ``null hypothesis significance testing procedure (NHSTP)'' because it ``has been shown to be logically invalid and to provide little information about the actual likelihood of either the null or experimental hypothesis''. In fact a large echo (see e.g. ,  and ) had last year a second editorial, signed together with his Associate Director Michael Marks published on February 15, 2015, in which they announce that, after ``a grace period allowed to authors'', ``from now on, BASP is banning the NHSTP''.
Giulio D'Agostini 2016-09-06