Experiment on the power of words not exactly scientific

globaltimes.cn – Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China – Teachers at a primary school in Southwest China thought they had come up with a cute science experiment but soon learned they had reached the wrong conclusion, after their methodology was roundly criticized on social media.
Teachers at the school in Chengdu, Sichuan Province got students to grow radishes under similar conditions, except one batch were bombarded with criticism and the other lavished with praise.

After the experiment, they concluded that the disparaged radishes spoiled more quickly than those that were verbally extolled. “The difference between the radishes was caused by good and bad words.”
Chinese netizens said the conclusion was unscientific.

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