It is not uncommon to hear an academic say something like, “I have no interest in publishing or building my CV. I just want to be a great teacher and invest my time and life in students. 860 more words
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From Benedict Carey at the New York Times, via Chaos Manor:
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“The crimes and misdemeanors of science used to be handled mostly in-house, with a private word at the faculty club, barbed questions at a conference, maybe a quiet dismissal.
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Scientists are meant to be scrupulously honest and objective. Acting unethically or misrepresenting information could spell the end of a career. Except, there’s one instance where it’s acceptable for scientists to lie: when fraudulently claiming authorship of a paper.
In the wake of the retraction of a study of how canvassers can sway people’s opinions about gay marriage by Science, we’ve seen a frenzy of commentary around… 417 more words