Introduced by Dean Stockwell of Quantum leap fame: Phenomenon Science Fraud. Discussing the funding of science, publish or perish, Peltdown man, and the story of the cold fusion scientists.

Part 1 contains cool intro sequence.

Part 2, funding and productivity in modern science.

Part 3, Isaac Newton scewed data to diminish a competitor’s theory. Mendel tailored his results to match his theories about inheritance in Pea plants. Cold fusion results were valid but rejected by the scientific community because it was released to media first.

Part 4, the bottom line is Publish or Perish… science has evolved into a feedback loop. Scientists have to be both marketer and researcher.


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