More Scientific Misconduct

Before I get to Thursday’s DpSU, about origin of religion, I’m going to quickly deal with the latest one, Is Scientific Misconduct on the Rise?

You may remember, from back in late November, two consecutive articles from Christine Dao on this very subject – the first was Mistakes and Misconduct in Science, and the second was More Transparency Needed in Science Textbooks, Museums. This article is by Brian Thomas, but there isn’t much in it that is new and so going to those two previous links will really suffice for a DpSU discussion for today. Continue reading

Mistakes Were Made – But Not By Us

Today’s Daily (pseudo)Science Update is by Christine Dao, rather than the usual Brian Thomas. Her article is called Mistakes and Misconduct in Science and tries to argue that science is fallible and prone to political influence. And I’m sure you can guess where she is going with that.

Rise of the retractions - from the Nature News article Continue reading