The German Research Foundation (DFG) published a statement on the state of replicability of research results today in which they take a to me surprisingly weak position for replicability by saying e.g. that replicability is just one of several ways of “testing empirical knowledge claims” (among the others are modelling and simulation, which frankly doesn’t make sense to me). They also mention that “there are forms of research that have reached such a degree of complexity in their experimental methodology that replicative repetition can be difficult” and argue that there are systemic reasons for quality issues in science, like the pressure to publish.
While I agree with some of the arguments in there it’s statements like “Scientific results can be replicable, but they need not be.” that disturb me. Your opinions on this interest me.