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 http://tinyurl.com/d4wa6fj 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] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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