Scientific Fraud

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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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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 each page.  See, e.g…

… there are serious problems in the application of science to 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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… 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 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…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-rupert-sheldrake/why-bad-science-is-like-bad-religion_b_2200597.html?utm_hp_ref=religion

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Either the people at ASA 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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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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Scientist alleges religious discrimination

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/12/17/scientist-alleges-religious-discrimination-ky/?test=latestnews

[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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Mean Religious Kids?  Deserving a Sticker for Dubious Research

http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/13/28582

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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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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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Psychology & Psychiatry:

A Call to Arms: The Future of Psychiatry is at Stake

http://www.madinamerica.com/2015/01/call-arms-future-psychiatry-stake/

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Pedophilia Now Classified [by APA] as Sexual Orientation

http://www.womenofgrace.com/blog/?p=25249

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In decisions [involv]ing… paper reviews…, many social and personality psychologists admit that they would discriminate against openly conservative colleagues.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/1/liberal-majority-on-campus-yes-were-biased/

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‘Microaggression’ scholars complain research used to silence speech

http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7787

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Leading psychiatrists question psychiatry’s diagnostic manual

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/11/05/leading-psychiatrists-question-psychiatry-diagnostic-manual/?test=latestnews

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The buzz words in the description — ‘scientific,’ ‘peer-reviewed,’ ’empirical research’— would lead you to believe that the articles in this review aspire to present objective facts.

http://stuartschneiderman.blogspot.com/2012/11/benevolent-sexism.html

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Psychology: Good reasons for mistrusting widely publicized social science research

http://www.thebestschools.org/bestschoolsblog/2013/03/21/psychology-good-reasons-mistrusting-widely-publicized-social-science-research/

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The Mind of a Con Man

https://anotherslownewsday.wordpress.com/scientific-fraud/

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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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Abortion:

[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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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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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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The Myth of Scientific Objectivity
The political, moral, and 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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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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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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CDC Misrepresents 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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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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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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