Science fiction in the Ivory Tower

Simonsen, Richard J.
June 1991
Quintessence International;Jun1991, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p419
Academic Journal
The author comments on the rising trend of providing wrong data by scientists. Referring to the controversy surrounding the validity of the data provided in a scientific paper whose co-author is scientists David Baltimore, the author states that, the incident might just be the tip of the iceberg. It is stated that, the pressure to publish and fear of job loss may make scientists and university faculty to indulge in desperate and unethical acts.


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