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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Scientific Paper Fraud? It Peers to be So!


"Prove to me that creationism is scientifically valid with peer-reviewed papers!"

First of all, creationists do have peer-reviewed scientific journals, and are published in other scientific publications. But what of the secular peer-review process? It is seriously flawed and biased. We should not be surprised, really. Evolution is about the survival of the fittest, after all. If submitting a fraudulent paper will improve someone's life, then they are acting like a Darwinist should act; they do not have a consistent moral standard. Creationists, however, do have a consistent moral standard.

Unfortunately, the problems are not confined to research on origins or other irrelevant, impractical matters. Rather, they involve real science that impacts people's lives. And the fraud is increasing.
Ethicists are becoming alarmed at the explosive increase in scientific fraud cases – and those are just the ones that were caught.
Fraud on the Rise
It’s a truism that scientific research requires honesty (as with any intellectual endeavor).  For some reason, fraud cases have increased dramatically.  Is it due to better detection and reporting, or to a disturbing trend that no longer values honesty in academia?  Some recent articles weigh in on the problem.
In Nature News Oct 1, an article headlined, “Misconduct is the main cause of life-sciences retractions.”  That’s misconduct in contrast to slipshod error, as Zoe Corbyn expressed:
Conventional wisdom says that most retractions of papers in scientific journals are triggered by unintentional errors. Not so, according to one of the largest-ever studies of retractions. A survey published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that two-thirds of retracted life-sciences papers were stricken from the scientific record because of misconduct such as fraud or suspected fraud — and that journals sometimes soft-pedal the reason.
You can review the rest of "Peer Reviewed Research: The Fraud Explosion", here.


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