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Studies Suggest Massive Increase In Scientific Fraud 229

Posted by Soulskill
from the can-we-blame-this-on-madoff dept.
Titus Andronicus writes "Scientific fraud has always been with us. But as stated or suggested by some scientists, journal editors, and a few studies, the amount of scientific 'cheating' has far outpaced the expansion of science itself. According to some, the financial incentives to 'cut corners' have never been greater, resulting in record numbers of retractions from prestigious journals. From the article: 'For example, the journal Nature reported that published retractions had increased tenfold over the past decade, while the number of published papers had increased by just 44 percent.'"
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Studies Suggest Massive Increase In Scientific Fraud

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  • by PopeRatzo (965947) on Friday April 20, 2012 @06:06PM (#39751823) Homepage Journal

    You might as well say "I've been saying this for years about Ron Jeremy".

    I'll have you know that Ron Jeremy has done breakthrough work in the field of Combinatorics.

    Specifically, a paper published in the Journal of the American Mathematical Society titled An Application of the Pigeon Hole Principle in Double-Penetration Scenes.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 20, 2012 @07:27PM (#39752571)

    I'll answer that for him!
    A conservative is a middle-aged white male strawman who hates Science, thinks the Earth is 6,000 years old, believes in every major religion, murders at least 5 black people a day, gets to vote 100 times in each election, is richer than Scrooge McDuck, has an IQ equal to their geographical latitude, and is secretly gay. This demographic composes 50% of the population of America.

The reason that every major university maintains a department of mathematics is that it's cheaper than institutionalizing all those people.

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