Philosophy & Ethics
- A Dream Worth Sharing
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal. On the day that Martin Luther King said those words, I was moved. Whenever I ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Apr 17 2009 - 5:28pm
- What’s Next For Pro-Test?
T his week, researchers and scientists at UCLA are doing something unusual: They are organizing a demonstration against the violent tactics of certain animal rights groups. This week, people in labs across the country are saying: It's about time.-- I ...
Article - Greg Critser - Apr 22 2009 - 11:57am
- Royal Pharmaceutical Society Of Great Britain Warns Against Counterfeit Drugs For H1N1 Influenza A (Swine Flu)
When a fake pandemic is being generated by media corporations having a slow news week, fake medicine is sure to pop up and take advantage of it. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) today issued a warning to the public about the ris ...
Article - News Staff - May 2 2009 - 11:46am
- Scales Of Depravity, Part 3: Science Frauds
Who among us hasn't been tempted to take the easy way out? Hopefully we choose to do the right thing, but this isn't always the case. It's bad enough when your actions just affect you. But when they affect the rest of the world? And mislead ...
Article - Becky Jungbauer - Apr 30 2009 - 11:02pm
- What is a Fudge Factor?
What is a Fudge Factor? It is a most unfortunate fact that, however beautiful a theory is, the data plots just don't want to fit the nicely drawn curve. It is a problem in all fields of investigation. The solution is easy. Just take the function t ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Apr 30 2009 - 2:02pm
- EcoAmerica Discovers Framing, Doesn't Realize It Is No Longer 2006
I never get tired of talking about the problems with both deficit thinking and framing- and misguided people never get tired of doing both regardless. ...
Article - Hank Campbell - May 3 2009 - 5:26pm
- Jan Hendrik Schön: World Class Physics Fraud Gets Last Laugh- A Whole Book About Himself
Jan Hendrik Schön, if you have heard the name, will either fascinate or enrage you. His ability to progress from ridiculous fibs to world-class deception as a 31-year-old physicist working at Bell Labs in New Jersey is certainly impressive. How did fello ...
Article - Hank Campbell - May 5 2009 - 1:20pm
- Merck Publishes Fake Peer-Reviewed Journal
According to The Scientist, Merck paid Elsevier to publish Merck's own "peer-reviewed" fan-zine, Australasian Journal of Bone and Joint Medicine, in 2003. Its articles don't show up in major medical research paper search engines, and ...
Blog Post - Stephanie Pulford - May 5 2009 - 2:30pm
- Michael Hansen, CEO Of Elsevier's Health Sciences Division, Owns Up To Fake Peer Reviewed Journals
Elsevier, one of the world's leading publishers of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) information products and services, announced today that Michael Hansen, CEO of Elsevier's Health Sciences Division, issued the following statement in lig ...
Article - News Staff - May 7 2009 - 6:43pm
- We Have Ways of Making You Conform
We Have Ways of Making You Conform Language is both a product and a process of evolution. It has mechanisms by which its continuing evolution is kept from running out of control. Those mechanisms ensure that every average user of a language uses words, ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - May 8 2009 - 1:13pm