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Study: Fraud growing in scientific research papers


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I guess it's really nothing new since science being taught today has pretty much laid its foundations in academia in almost every part of the world it simply will continue to promote fraudulent claims.

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http://news.yahoo.com/study-fraud-growing-scientific-research-papers-190641079.html

Though quoting a claim that "most" scientists would be appalled over the results (how could it be known, really, what "most" scientists would think if there is this much fraud in science?), the article targets how serious are the findings:

The study was published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which had the second most retracted articles for all reasons, behind only the journal Science.

The publication with the most fraud-based retractions was the Journal of Biological Chemistry. PNAS ranked fifth.

Casadevall said that even if society as a whole has become more deceptive, "I used to think that science was on a different plane. But I think science is like everybody else and that we are susceptible to the same pressures."

In science, he said, "there's a disproportionate reward system" so if a researcher is published in certain prominent journals they are more likely to get jobs and funding, so the temptations increase.

"Bigger money makes for bigger reasons for fraud," said New York University bioethicist Arthur Caplan. "More fame, more potential for profit... Some of the cheating and fraud is not too dissimilar to the cheating and fraud we've seen in banking."

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Wow, that is a great article to share with evolutionists. They seem to believe that scientific research is pristine and untouched from human bias.

But one important reason why we should not rely on human efforts to figure out the truth for themselves is that they can't just take bias out of their findings. We have had plenty of articles about this, but people still want to put science on some kind of pedestal.

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