November 29, 2012

Does Science Have an Honesty Problem?

Berezow & Campbell, USA Today


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A recent study in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences got mainstream news media attention because it revealed that of the 2,047 scientific papers that had been retracted over the past seven decades, 67% were because of misconduct, such as inventing results or plagiarism. Admittedly, that sounds terrible. Does science have an honesty problem? Not really.

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