Scientific Fraud

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Big Science is broken

http://theweek.com/articles/618141/big-science-broken

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The problem with ­science is that so much of it simply isn’t.

https://www.firstthings.com/article/2016/05/scientific-regress

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Memory researcher Julie Shaw summed up her case for [post-fact “science”] in December at Scientific American, ‘So, it’s ok that society is post-fact. Facts are so last century.‘… [Many s]cience thinkers [have therefore] decided to ignore answers from evidence and make up the universes they prefer…

https://salvomag.com/article/salvo41/tuning-out-the-universe

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A Peek Inside the Strange World of Fake Academia

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/29/upshot/fake-academe-looking-much-like-the-real-thing.html

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The Growing Problem of ‘Fake Science’

http://dailysignal.com/2017/05/09/growing-problem-fake-science

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Incredibly Sick, Federally-Funded Experiments Are Happening Behind Closed Doors In Secret Laboratories All Over America

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/incredibly-sick-federally-funded-experiments-are-happening-behind-closed-doors-in-secret-laboratories-all-over-america

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Fake News Comes to Academia
How three scholars gulled academic journals to publish hoax papers on ‘grievance studies.’

https://www.wsj.com/articles/fake-news-comes-to-academia-1538520950

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Prof faces discipline for exposing shoddy ‘grievance studies’ scholarship

https://mobile.wnd.com/2019/01/prof-faces-discipline-for-exposing-shoddy-grievance-studies-scholarship/

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Political “Science”:

Science, especially social science, exists in a highly politicized and media-saturated environment that celebrates novelty over consensus and drama over diligence.

http://thefederalist.com/2018/05/18/4-studies-accidentally-show-importance-fact-checking-junk-science/

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How Identity Politics Is Harming the Sciences
Universities and other institutions are watering down requirements in order to attract more women and minorities.

https://www.city-journal.org/html/how-identity-politics-harming-sciences-15826.html

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… there are serious problems in the application of science to [public] policy…

http://www.nature.com/news/policy-twenty-tips-for-interpreting-scientific-claims-1.14183

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The Left Has Corrupted and Weaponized Academic Research

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/09/the_left_has_corrupted_and_weaponized_academic_research_.html

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Never have any doubt what [the Left’s] end-game is, fully revealed again today:      The sacrifice of human liberty, wherever it can be found, on the altar of ‘scientific statism’.

https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/the-mask-slips/

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The left’s love affair with weak, intentionally manipulated statistics

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/08/the_lefts_love_affair_with_weak_manipulated_statistics.html

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[Authored and published by self-identified liberals.]

According to a comprehensive new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, ‘Groups comparable to …immigrants in terms of their skill may experience a wage reduction as a result of immigration-induced increases in labor supply.‘ But [leftist] academics [almost universally and intentionally ignore] this wage reduction because, like liberal journalists and politicians, they face pressures to support [unregulated] immigration…  Many of the immigration scholars regularly cited in the [mainstream liberal] press have worked for, or received funding from, pro-immigration businesses and associations…  In his book Exodus, Paul Collier, a [self-avowed liberal] economist at the University of Oxford, claims that in their ‘desperate [desire] not to give succor’ to nativist bigots, ‘social scientists have strained every muscle to show that migration is good for everyone.’  George Borjas of Harvard argues that since he began studying immigration in the 1980s, his fellow economists have grown far less tolerant of research that emphasizes its costs.  There is, he [said], ‘a lot of self-censorship among young social scientists.’

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/07/the-democrats-immigration-mistake/528678/

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A “study” purporting to show that hate crimes increased 226% in counties that hosted rallies for then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016 has been officially debunked.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/51507/remember-trump-rally-hate-crime-study-heres-what-ashe-schow

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The study relied [solely] on data from the [far-left] Soros-funded outlet ProPublica’s project, Hate Crime Index.

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/corinne-weaver/2019/05/21/study-says-trump-and-gop-tweets-cause-hate-crimes

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Obama’s  CDC Misrepresented Their Crime Data to Promote Gun Control

http://pjmedia.com/blog/cdc-misrepresents-their-crime-data-to-promote-gun-control/?print=1

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Researchers say Native American genocide changed the climate
The virtue of this study is that it presses all the right social justice buttons.
Evil white men?  Check.
Human caused climate change?  Check.
Genocide?  Check.
All the boxes might be marked, but that doesn’t make this study any more factual.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/researchers_say_native_american_genocide_changed_the_climate.html

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Mathematician Says Leftist Activists Made His Paper Disappear Because Its Findings Offended Them
At the behest of a feminist professor, an academic journal’s board reportedly threatened to “harass the journal until it died.”

https://reason.com/blog/2018/09/10/math-paper-censorship-quillette-pc-left/amp

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Two New “Studies” Claim Putin Put Trump in the White House.
Credible?  Not!

https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/30981-two-new-studies-claim-putin-put-trump-in-the-white-house-credible-not

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NSF Has Spent $62.5 Million on ‘Intersectionality’ and STEM Under                            Obama-Appointed Director

https://freebeacon.com/issues/nsf-spent-62-5-million-intersectionality-stem-current-director/

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Scientific studies behind Michelle Obama school lunch program retracted

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/09/scientific_studies_behind_obama_school_lunch_program_retracted_.html

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Playing Dress Up in a Scientist’s White Lab Coat
… for 100 years, departments in the social sciences and humanities have been desperate to establish their rigor as equal to those in the natural sciences…                  You know… if some Women’s Studies professor used some opinion surveys given to freshman college students to test their “patriarchal attitudes.”   It attains the patina    of cold, objective science.

https://stream.org/rape-culture-at-the-dog-park-how-our-colleges-lost-their-minds/

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‘Grievance studies’: Culture of corruption at universities exposed with hoax papers

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/oct/3/grievance-studies-exposes-college-corruption-hoax-/

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… some papers contained [policy] advocacy, with scientists spelling out the desired policy implications of their research.

http://chronicle.com/article/Editors-Ouster-Revealed/142855/

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The Use and Abuse of Science in Public Policymaking

The regulation of biotechnology provides a cautionary tale of politicized science.

https://www.cato.org/regulation/summer-2012/use-abuse-science-policymaking

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… for many current scientific fields, claimed research findings may often be simply accurate measures of the prevailing bias.

http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.0020124

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… the spirit of free inquiry is being repressed within the scientific community… Institutional science is being crippled by dogmas and taboos…

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-bad-science-is-like-bad-religion_b_2200597

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Sociology:

A Religion of Activism Masquerading as Science
Sociology is now defined by its anti-humanist fetish for quantification, which began in the mid-twentieth century, and the spread of ideology masquerading as scholarship, a consequence of the cultural revolution of the late 1960s.

Alexander  Riley, Ph.D (Sociology)

https://www.firstthings.com/article/2019/04/a-religion-of-activism

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Either the people at the American Sociological Association don’t read and are totally ignorant, or they read selectively and reject facts that don’t support their cherished beliefs.  I suspect that it’s some of both.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/04/the_american_sociological_association_is_off_its_rocker.html

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… to contemporary anthropologists and sociologists, the notion that there are distinct ‘races’ of human beings, each with its own specific attributes, doesn’t make much sense.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/06/human-race-biology-scientific-racism_n_7699490.html

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The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/270009/irreproducibility-crisis-modern-science-lloyd-billingsley

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Many studies’ results cannot be reproduced, scholars warn

https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/44834/

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Fall of top US scientists points to ethics gap in research

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fall-top-us-scientists-points-ethics-gap-research-045350389.html

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What’s Behind Big Science Frauds?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/23/opinion/whats-behind-big-science-frauds.html?_r=0

[The NYT mentions mostly money and prestige, but paradigmatics are equally responsible.  Dozens of verifiable examples are cited, both on this page and on the many Sci-Fraud sub-pages accessible from the Science/Scientific Fraud menu at the top of this, and every, ASND page.  See, e.g…]

… pressure on researchers, competition between journals and the media’s insatiable appetite for new studies announcing revolutionary breakthroughs has meant such articles continue to be published.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/beware-those-scientific-studies-most-wrong-researcher-warns-164336076.html

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Let’s Tell the Truth about Science Funding

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2016/12/lets_tell_the_t103383.html

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The Other Real Threats to Science: Sloppiness, Bias and Fraud

https://stream.org/real-threats-science-sloppiness-bias-fraud/

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The growth of the science PR industry has resulted in an overly exaggerated presentation of research findings.

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2014/06/03/the-perils-of-the-press-release/

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How journals like Nature, Cell and Science are damaging science                                         The incentives offered by top journals distort science, just as big bonuses distort banking

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/09/how-journals-nature-science-cell-damage-science 

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Do Pressures to Publish [a.k.a. “Publish or Perish”] Increase Scientists’ Bias?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100421172558.htm

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Nine Causes of Scientific Decline in American Academia

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/02/nine_causes_of_scientific_decline_in_american_academia.html

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… shoddy, agenda-driven ‘research’ can be produced to justify a lot of things that turn out to be very bad ideas…  If NIH were serious about finding the truth, it would be funding a very different kind of study.  As it is, the agency is demonstrating the tactics of the so-called ‘war on science’ that the Left continually decries.

http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2018/01/20844/

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Anti-Christianity:

Scientist alleges religious discrimination

https://www.foxnews.com/us/scientist-alleges-religious-discrimination-in-ky

[Discrimination and/or fraud by scientists?  In this country?  That is just  absolute   nonsense .    American  scientists  do  not   discriminate   against   fellow   scientists .   It has simply   never   happened   here .   Scientists just do not   have   philosophical   biases .   It is this  Gaskill moron  who is the bigot.]

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Anti-Christian “Studies” Masquerading as Science

http://www.breakpoint.org/2019/01/breakpoint-do-religious-fundamentalist-have-brain-damage/

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The Myth of Scientific Objectivity
The political, [im]moral, and [anti-]religious views of a scientist really do affect the results that he [or she] gets.

https://www.firstthings.com/article/2017/11/the-myth-of-scientific-objectivity

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A flagrantly false “research” paper claiming religious people are less generous than secular people is finally retracted.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/human-flourishing/201909/does-religious-upbringing-promote-generosity-or-not

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The Negative Association between Religiousness and Children’s Altruism across the World is, at best, bad psychology. And whatever it is, it certainly isn’t biology… Although the study itself was done by psychologists, its publication in a biomedical journal raises a glaring red flag…
Judgment calls were factory-installed into this study. Either the experts knew it and have not been upfront about it, or they’re blithely clueless regarding their own massive bias…
How they defined ‘religiousness’ is equally overripe for critical deconstruction.

https://salvomag.com/article/salvo36/mind-control-2

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Can Science Survive Long in a Post-Modern World?
Short Answer: It already hasn’t

https://evolutionnews.org/2017/11/can-science-survive-long-in-a-post-modern-world/

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10 Things Science cannot prove

http://www.logicallyfaithful.com/10-things-science-cannot-do/

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Austin Ruse’s New Book Debunks Fake Science

https://stream.org/austin-ruses-new-book-debunks-fake-science/

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Spurious Correlations

http://www.tylervigen.com/

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Economics:

Paul Krugman [of the aforementioned New York Times] Busted [Again]

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/05/paul_krugman_busted.html

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Trouble at the lab
Scientists like to think of science as self-correcting.  To an alarming degree, it is not

http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21588057-scientists-think-science-self-correcting-alarming-degree-it-not-trouble

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The Uses and Misuses of Budget Data
… even a seemingly neutral way of presenting data often isn’t so neutral.

mercatus.org/sites/default/files/Primo_UsesandMisuses_v1.pdf

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Oxford’s Junk Science on Fake News

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/oxfords-junk-science-on-fake-news/?print=1

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A large portion of replications produced weaker evidence for the original findings despite using materials provided by the original authors, review in advance for methodological fidelity, and high statistical power to detect the original effect sizes.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/349/6251/aac4716

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Ivy League Statistician Debunks NASA-Funded ‘Socialism or Extinction’ Study

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hollingsworth/ivy-league-statistician-debunks-nasa-funded-socialism-or

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NASA worker brings a scientific eye to his hobby: Talking to the dead

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/28/AR2010102804028_pf.html

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Are Scientific Papers Becoming Worse?

http://wmbriggs.com/blog/?p=4206

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When scientific fraud kills millions

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/01/when_scientific_fraud_kills_mi.html

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… senior officials at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism [appointed by Barack Obama’s appointed director] secretly solicited funding for the $100 million project from some of the world’s largest alcohol producers…

https://world.wng.org/content/design_even_in_an_orange_peel/#nih

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Abortion:

The Scientists Knew They Were Lying

http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2011/04/2490?printerfriendly=true

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[Obama’s] CDC Report Severely Undercounts Number of Abortions Nationwide

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/12/17/cdcs-report-severely-undercounts-number-of-abortions-nationwide/

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[Obama-appointee directed] NIH Swiftly Condemns Gene Editing In China,                   Silent On The U.S. Fetal Harvesting Market

http://thefederalist.com/2018/12/10/nih-condemns-gene-editing-in-china-silent-on-us-fetal-harvesting-market/

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Pro-Abortion Study Falsely Claims Unborn Babies Don’t Feel Excruciating Pain                    in Abortions

http://www.lifenews.com/2016/03/04/pro-abortion-study-falsely-claims-unborn-babies-dont-feel-excruciating-pain-in-abortions/

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Left Wing Biology Professors Refuse to Say When Life Begins                                               But Science Confirms It’s At Conception

https://www.lifenews.com/2018/12/10/liberal-biology-professors-refuse-to-say-when-life-begins-but-science-confirms-its-conception/

[See, also… https://anotherslownewsday.wordpress.com/abortion/stem-cells/ ]

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The New England Journal of Medicine Just Published an Article From Non-Doctor        Cecile Richards

http://www.lifenews.com/2016/03/04/the-new-england-journal-of-medicine-just-published-an-article-from-non-doctor-cecile-richards/

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… the latter can only be explained as intentional [scientific] deception.

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/12/07/study-guttmacher-institute-inflates-illegal-abortion-deaths/

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Veterans ripped off by fake research project

http://www.wnd.com/2015/06/veterans-ripped-off-by-fake-research-project/print/

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UK Conference of Science Journalists: ‘institutions unlikely to fairly investigate allegations of fraud made against their own’

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/07/01/uk-conference-of-science-journalists-institutions-unlikely-to-fairly-investigate-allegations-of-fraud-made-against-their-own/

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Are US scientists really research fraud world leaders?

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2010/11/are-us-scientists-really-resea.html

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“... how much can we trust an NAS study that is a study of studies, when half of those underlying studies contain a major error?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/science_for_stupid_idiots.html

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Darwin Was Sexist, and So Are Many Modern Scientists
Darwinian theory has justified sexist attitudes and behavior among scientists for well over a century

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/darwin-was-sexist-and-so-are-many-modern-scientists/

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Disgraced cognition researcher resigns from Harvard

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2011/07/disgraced-cognition-researcher.html

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Morality Check: When Fad Science Is Bad Science

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703846604575447843736639542.html

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Red wine researcher accused of fraud

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2012/01/red-wine-researcher-accused-of.html

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Modern historian accused of altering Lincoln document

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2011/01/lincoln-document-altered-by-modern-historian/1

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None of this [reality] matters to Gauchat, or to the editors at Scientific American.  Or to the dozens of other media outlets that have picked up and run with the story.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/04/conservatives_and_science.html

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In what universe would th[e] era of Democratic Party rule [in the post-civil war South, through the 1970s] be consider more ‘liberal’… than the Democrats of 1945 or 1975?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/04/more_pseudoscience_proves_republicans_are_scary_conservative.html

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The proportion of recommendations for which there is no conclusive evidence is also growing.

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/301/8/831.full

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20 more retractions for scientist who made up email addresses so he could review              his own papers

http://retractionwatch.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/20-more-retractions-for-scientist-who-made-up-email-addresses-so-he-could-review-his-own-papers/

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80% of Data in Chinese Clinical Trials Have Been Fabricated

http://www.sciencealert.com/80-of-the-data-in-chinese-clinical-trial-is-fabricated

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Fraud fighter: ‘Faked research is endemic in China’

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21628910.300-fraud-fighter-faked-research-is-endemic-in-china.html

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Duh!  12 obvious science findings of 2012

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2012/12/26/duh-12-obvious-science-findings-2012/?intcmp=features

[ASND reminds readers that the vats majority of these “scientific” studies were funded with your tax dollars.]

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… researchers must interpret self-reported behavior by taking into account fallible memory, beliefs and wishes.”

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/12/19/Study-1-in-200-Women-Claim-Virgin-Pregnancies

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The 13 most obvious scientific findings of 2013

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/12/27/duh-13-most-obvious-findings-2013/

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History of modern man unravels as German scholar is exposed as fraud

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2005/feb/19/science.sciencenews

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Once Again, Terrible Exercise Science Gets Praised by Mainstream Media

https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2016/07/28/once-again-terrible-exercise-science-gets-praised-by-mainstream-media/?singlepage=true

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Prominent Cornell professor, food researcher resigns for misconduct

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/21/prominent-cornell-professor-food-researcher-resigns-for-misconduct.html

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Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/09/coca-cola-funds-scientists-who-shift-blame-for-obesity-away-from-bad-diets/?_r=1

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Soda Industry’s Health Studies on Sugary Drinks Questioned in New Review

http://www.consumerreports.org/diet-nutrition/soda-industrys-health-studies-on-sugary-drinks-questioned-in-new-review/

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