April 29, 2012

Science Fraud on the Increase

Glenn Reynolds posts.

Also the distinctions among fraud, misconduct, shoddy research practices, and pseudoscience are getting blurred.

The notion, which appealed to me in my youth, that science operates in a higher untainted realm is no longer credible. Once upon a time one could think that although the hours were long and the pay was not competitive with professions that required less cognitive skill, a scientific career was free of sleazy grubbing after money and status. That illusion has vanished.

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