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Cleaning Up Science

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:35:05 -0500
Archived: Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:35:05 -0500
Subject: Cleaning Up Science

Source: New Yorker Magazine


December 24, 2012

Cleaning Up Science
Gary Marcus

A lot of scientists have been busted recently for making up data
and fudging statistics. One case involves a Harvard professor
who I once knew and worked with; another a Dutch social
psychologist who made up results by the bushel. Medicine, too,
has seen a rash of scientific foul play; perhaps most notably,
the dubious idea that vaccines could cause autism appears to
have been a hoax perpetrated by a scientific cheat. A blog
called RetractionWatch publishes depressing notices, almost
daily. One recent post mentioned that a peer-review site had
been hacked; others detail misconduct in dentistry, cancer
research, and neuroscience. And thatís just in the last week.

[More at site... thanks to Diana Cammack for the lead]

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