Study:Huge Increase in Scientific Fraud

Study:Huge Increase in Scientific Fraud

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:10 am

It's been said before politics and the almighty dollar plays a huge role in science and this is just another indicator.

The worse part about this is the ripple effect, most research is built upon the work of others and that new research can be corrupted.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/scien ... eform.html

Dr. Fang became curious how far the rot extended. To find out, he teamed up with a fellow editor at the journal, Dr. Arturo Casadevall of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. And before long they reached a troubling conclusion: not only that retractions were rising at an alarming rate, but that retractions were just a manifestation of a much more profound problem — “a symptom of a dysfunctional scientific climate,” as Dr. Fang put it.

Dr. Casadevall, now editor in chief of the journal mBio, said he feared that science had turned into a winner-take-all game with perverse incentives that lead scientists to cut corners and, in some cases, commit acts of misconduct.

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Re: Study:Huge Increase in Scientific Fraud

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:54 am

I just read somewhere yesterday where a whopping 88% of all medical studies that claim to have statistical ground breaking significance in making headway towards longer life expectancy all the way up to full cures can not be repeated to achieve anyway near the same result in subsequent independent follow-up studies. This indicates that much statistical research data in medicine is clearly being fudged just to reach a desired conclusion and bring in more funding. These studies bring in millions of dollars to the universities and/or medical teams doing them.
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Re: Study:Huge Increase in Scientific Fraud

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:59 am

As I always say & it seems like it applies to most everything, "Follow the Money" It's become the driving factor behind it all.
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Re: Study:Huge Increase in Scientific Fraud

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:00 am

Don't you guys know it's "critical" to have government funding of this stuff?

Who else would do it?

Blah blah blah BS BS BS....
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Re: Study:Huge Increase in Scientific Fraud

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:29 am

Several early Christian groups that comprised what are collectively today known as the Gnostic's (all of these groups now being long defunct) defined sin specifically as "error" that stems from "ignorance" (or more specifically the error in ones judgment and thoughts and conclusions that comes as a natural consequence of ignorance with respect to a knowledge/wisdom/gnosis of God). The Greek word "gnosis" means "knowledge" or "wisdom", but of a clearly specific type, that being knowledge or wisdom of and regarding the nature of God. To the Gnostic's all thought without the benefit of such knowledge or wisdom (I.E. Gnosis) ultimately leads to error, which is itself the root of all evil. I find this unique perspective on sin quite appropriate with respect to this discussion. Scientific fraud = error = evil = sin. Or perhaps it should be: Sin = evil = error = scientific fraud?
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Re: Study:Huge Increase in Scientific Fraud

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:51 pm

There is of course something far more insidious and fundamentally evil (and therefore sinful and full of error fueled by a population that is for the most part ignorant) than Scientific Fraud, and this short video has uncovered it:

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