The Crisis of Integrity-deficient Science

Watts Up With That?

This post comes to us via Paul Driessen of CFACT.  He highlights a very serious problem.  Readers may want to weigh in with their own examples, some thoughts on why this is happening, and what possibly can be done about the problem.~ctm

Falsifying or ignoring data that don’t support conclusions or agendas is worse than junk science

Paul Driessen

The epidemic of agenda-driven science by press release and falsification has reached crisis proportions.

In just the past week: Duke University admitted that its researchers had falsified or fabricated data that were used to get $113 million in EPA grants – and advance the agency’s air pollution and “environmental justice” programs. A New England Journal of Medicine (NJEM) article and editorial claimed the same pollutants kill people – but blatantly ignored multiple studies demonstrating that there is no significant, evidence-based relationship between fine particulates and human illness or mortality.

In an even more outrageous case…

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