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Historicizing the Self-Evident: An Interview with Lorraine Daston - Los Angeles Review of Books
Interview with Daston, mainly about her work on the idea of probability and attempts to automate or mechanize judgment, which are precursors to algorithmic decision-making systems today.
science  history  history_of_ideas  probability  math  automation  algorithms  technology  objectivity  reason  rationality 
8 weeks ago by johnmfrench
The Gene Drive Dilemma: We Can Alter Entire Species, but Should We? - The New York Times
Good overview of gene drive technology, and some of the main ethical and environmental questions attending it.
science  research  genetics  technology  tech_and_demos 
12 weeks ago by johnmfrench
China Uses DNA to Map Faces, With Help From the West - The New York Times
On the emerging technique of DNA phenotyping, which seeks to build complete images of faces from DNA samples, and the place of this technology in China's larger surveillance programs, especially in Xinjiang. Also discusses the role of European research institutes that have provided funding to some of the Chiense researchers engaged in this work.
race  science  china  technology  surveillance  LSP_112  tech_and_demos 
december 2019 by johnmfrench
In the beginning was the word, and the word was embodied | Aeon Essays
The dominant theory in linguistics for a century or so has been that the relationship between the sounds in a word and the meaning of that word is arbitrary; any set of vocal sounds could stand for any object or concept, and it is only convention that settles on one particular pairing of sound and meaning. Recent research on ideophones, however, suggests that the relationship is not so consistent. Ideophones are words whose meaning is somehow suggested by their sound— not onomatopoetically, where the sound somehow <em>imitates</em> the thing or idea, but by some subtler mechanism. Studies show that people who do't speak a language can much more easily guess the meaning of ideophones in that language, and that the <em>same</em> sound tend to be associated with the same concepts in all languages, suggesting that the connection is somehow rooted in human physiology.
language  linguistics  ideophones  evolution  science 
february 2019 by johnmfrench
How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution - The New York Times
Darwin's idea of sexual selection, once dismissed as a romantic gloss on processes of natural selection whose function weren't immediately obvious, is getting increasing attention. Debates continue over whether traits like spectacular feathers or distinctive mating calls are simply some kind of evidence of underlying fitness, or if animals may in some sense appreciate beauty for its own sake.
evolution  nature  science  animals  darwin  beauty  aesthetics 
january 2019 by johnmfrench
The Yoda of Silicon Valley - The New York Times
Profile of Donald Knuth, a pioneer in computer programming of all kinds, but algorithms in particular; author of the vast and still-unfinished "The Art of Computer Programming," as well as the creator of the LaTex typesetting system.
computers  technology  programming  algorithms  science  typography 
december 2018 by johnmfrench
In the Age of A.I., Is Seeing Still Believing? | The New Yorker
On the growing power of digital image synthesis, which is increasingly convincing. Really interesting stuff in here about applying the concept of "texture" to other areas, and the ways in which human predictability makes plausible images easier to synthesize.
artificial_intelligence  technology  computers  images  science 
november 2018 by johnmfrench
In Mozambique, a Living Laboratory for Nature’s Renewal - The New York Times
On the recovery efforts in the Gorongossa park in Mozambique, which was devastated by the civil war.
nature  environment  animals  science  zoology  africa 
july 2018 by johnmfrench
The ‘Two Cultures’ Fallacy - The Chronicle of Higher Education
How the "two cultures" division is maintained, artificially, by academics on both sides who have a stake in the distinction (or believe they do). The distinction does a disservice to everybody, in particular because research and knowledge creation in the future will increasingly be transdisciplinary.
academia  two_cultures  humanities  science  interdisciplinarity 
july 2018 by johnmfrench
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch was the myth we needed to save our oceans.
On the misconception of the problem of plastic in the ocean, which is mostly made up of tiny microparticles that form as larger bits break down.
plastic  environment  water  science 
may 2018 by johnmfrench
Working with the Whitney’s Replication Committee | The New Yorker
Ben Lerner on the new challenges presented to museum conservators by works of art made with technologies like 3D printing, and more generally the difficulty of drawing a line between repair or restoration and re-creation.
science  art  preservation  museums  technology 
may 2018 by johnmfrench
Preserving Plastic Art | Science & Technology | Chemical & Engineering News
A somewhat more technical piece on plastic preservation, with some info on the particular types of plastics most artworks are made of, and why they present particular problems.
art  science  preservation  museums  plastic 
may 2018 by johnmfrench
What Is the Perfect Color Worth? - The New York Times
Really at least as much about Pantone and the development of color standards as it is about forecasting. Not sure I buy the claim about the importance of the iMac.
color  science  psychology  business  design 
march 2018 by johnmfrench
In Picasso’s Blue Period, Scanners Find Secrets He Painted Over - The New York Times
On some of the new techniques used to scan art works to discover composition, other paintings below the surface, etc.
art  art_history  conservation  science 
february 2018 by johnmfrench
The Big Data of Ice, Rocks, Soils, and Sediments
The problem of material samples in archives, including ice cores and soil samples: how to organize, how to catalog, how to construct finding aids, and how to preserve.
science  geology  environment  archives  libraries 
december 2017 by johnmfrench
How the Index Card Cataloged the World - The Atlantic
On the invention of the index card as a means of keeping track of large quantities of information, which the author attributes to Linnaeus, who began using slips of paper of a standard size for each new species.
science  history  indexing  cataloguing  information  informationoverload 
december 2017 by johnmfrench
Glyphosate: WHO cancer agency edited out "non-carcinogenic" findings
Report on changes made to a draft of a paper on glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup, by the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Sections in the draft which found that the chemical is NOT carcinogenic were removed or altered, and the final report declared that it is "probably" carcinogenic. IARC's is the only major study to have found this, and the least transparent in the process.
chemophobia  science  environment  politics  glyphosate  health 
october 2017 by johnmfrench
The great nutrient collapse
As C02 in the atmosphere increases, plants produce more sugars and other carbohydrates, and less of other key nutrients, like protein, zinc, and potassium. As a result, there is more food being grown, but it is less nutritious. Very little research is being done on the intersection of climate change and nutrition, despite the profound implications this change might have for human health.
food  agriculture  plants  botany  climate  science  biology 
september 2017 by johnmfrench
Finding North America’s lost medieval city | Ars Technica
Long piece on Cahokia and its excavation. Archaeologists think the city was built primarily as a spiritual center, as part of some kind of religious revival movement, with economic concerns secondary. At its height in 1050 BCE, it has as many as 30,000 people. Many unanswered questions about why, after about 400 years, most of that population left.
archaeology  science  history  native_americans  cahokia 
september 2017 by johnmfrench
Architecture-by-Bee and Other Animal Printheads – BLDGBLOG
Interesting, partly speculative/fanciful look at animals as 3d printers, including real projects involving bees and silkworms.
architecture  insects  biomaterials  materials  science 
august 2017 by johnmfrench
How your clothes are poisoning our oceans and food supply | Environment | The Guardian
How synthetic microfibers from clothes— mostly shed during washing— are collecting in both oceans and freshwater, and ending up in fish and other water animals. And: we're so screwed.
clothing  environment  plastic  science  economics 
july 2017 by johnmfrench
A Man in a Hurry: Claude Shannon’s New York Years - IEEE Spectrum
Excerpt from "A Mind at Play," a new book about Claude Shannon and the invention of information theory.
information  claude_shannon  science  bell_labs  technology 
july 2017 by johnmfrench
The Brave New World of Gene Editing | by Matthew Cobb | The New York Review of Books
Review essay of some books about genetics/CRISPR. Argues for more public attention and oversight.
genetics  science  CRISPR  democracy  representation 
july 2017 by johnmfrench
Greetings, E.T. (Please Don’t Murder Us.) - The New York Times
On attempts to send out messages for aliens, as opposed to listening for communications from them. Some see this as extremely dangerous; the potential consequences raise important questions about representation and democracy. Who gets to decide to take an action that may literally change the course of human history? What kind of oversight is adequate?
democracy  representation  aliens  science 
july 2017 by johnmfrench
Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science? | Science | The Guardian
Describes the history of journal publishing. Includes the rise of Pergamon, whose founder Robert Maxwell pioneered the business of journal publishing. Later bought out by Elsevier, Maxwell realized that the nature of scientific journals meant they weren't really in competition with one another, since each one's content is unique, so creating a new one didn't eat into the audience for older ones. He therefore helped create hundreds of new ones, and university libraries simply had to keep subscribing to everything.
science  journals  publishing  business  academia  economics 
july 2017 by johnmfrench
Inside Every Utopia Is a Dystopia | Boston Review
Review of a new biography of Norman Bel Geddes, a theatre designer-turned-furturist who created the Futurama pavilion for GM at the 1939 World's Fair in NYC.
futurism  utopia  technology  20th_century  science  science_fiction  design  designers 
april 2017 by johnmfrench
Darwin's Early Adopters | Public Books
Really interesting review easy on Randall Fuller's "The Book that Changed America," about the impact of "The Origin of Species." In particular, Fuller argues that Darwin provided abolitionists with a counterargument to the theory of polygenesis.
books  book_review  darwin  evolution  science  history 
april 2017 by johnmfrench
How did Europe become the richest part of the world? | Aeon Essays
Argues that the "Great Enrichment" of Europe occurred through a combination of fragmented politics and competition between states, on the one hand, and the easy sharing and transfer of knowledge among a small, educated elite, on the other.
europe  history  economics  enlightenment  science 
february 2017 by johnmfrench
Neanderthals Were People, Too - The New York Times
Really fascinating story about, firstly, recent evidence that has changed our understanding of Neanderthals, which now appear to have been a distinct human group that lived alongside our own ancestors. It's as much about misconception and the way we extrapolate too far from too little evidence, and the ways in which this extrapolations reflect our own concerns and preoccupations.
neanderthals  anthropology  archaeology  paleoanthropology  history  science 
february 2017 by johnmfrench
The Atomic Origins of Climate Science - The New Yorker
On the historical connections between nuclear research and the theory of climate change; study of nuclear explosions and their effect on the environment led to new concern about pollution, and the state of the atmosphere, which in turn led to the idea of global warming. Efforts by scientists, especially Carl Sagan, to publicize the theory of nuclear winter— sometimes by overstating the level of certainty about it— worked responses that tried to discredit it, and the apparatus that was built for this purpose is now used to discredit climate change as well.
science  climate  environment  nuclear_weapons  war  conflict  reagan  international_relations  evidence 
january 2017 by johnmfrench
How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next | William Davies | Politics | The Guardian
On the connections between statistics and the power of the state, and the growing perception of statistics as an elite form of evidence, detached from the experiences of "real people." Leads to a preference for anecdotal and narrative forms of evidence, which are particular and rooted in a real life.
politics  statistics  history  data  big_data  narrative  evidence  science  governmentality 
january 2017 by johnmfrench
‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found - The New York Times
Describes the discovery of over 40 shipwrecks, ranging from the 19th century to the Byzantine era (!), all extremely well-preserved by the low-oxygen environment of the Black Sea off of Bulgaria.
archaeology  shipwrecks  history  science 
december 2016 by johnmfrench
The “technosphere” now weighs 30 trillion tons | Ars Technica
Describes a new research finding that the weight of all human-produced stuff in the world, collectively known as the technosphere, has a total weight of 30 trillion tons, which is more than the combined weight of all living human beings.
environment  science  technology  anthropocene 
december 2016 by johnmfrench
Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops - The New York Times
Describes new research showing that genetically modified crops have not increased yields or reduced the use of herbicides or pesticides.
environment  agriculture  science  GM_foods 
november 2016 by johnmfrench
Six Scientists, 1,000 Miles, One Prize: The Arctic Bumblebee - The New York Times
Follows an expedition down the Dalton Highway, in Alaska, to find specimens of the arctic bumblebee, Bombus Polaris.
insects  animals  nature  wildlife  arctic  climate  science 
october 2016 by johnmfrench
Meet the Greater Honeyguide, the Bird That Understands Humans | Audubon
Describes the relationship between the Yao people of Mozambique and the Greater Honeyguide. By making a particular bird call, the people are able to attract a wild bird, which will then help them locate a bee hive. The people break open the hive and take the honey, and the bird gets the larva that are left behind.
animals  birds  nature  science  wildlife  africa 
september 2016 by johnmfrench
MIT and DARPA Pack Lidar Sensor Onto Single Chip - IEEE Spectrum
Describes a new type of Lidar system smaller than a dime, which could be manufactured cheaply in conventional CMOS plants.
technology  science  lasers  lidar  robots 
august 2016 by johnmfrench
Why bad ideas refuse to die | Steven Poole | Science | The Guardian
Starts out talking about the contemporary flat earth movement (!) and ends with the problems of peer review. The connection there is a bit loose, to me, but there's some interesting stuff here.
science  culture  conspiracy_theories 
july 2016 by johnmfrench
Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer | Aeon Essays
Discusses the rise to dominance of the Information Processing (IP) metaphor in thinking and talking about cognition, and argues that this is so fundamentally inaccurate that it has hobbled our ability to develop our understanding of the way the brain works. There are some interesting implied questions here as well about the role of metaphors in human understanding generally. Epstein wants to discover a "metaphor-free" understanding of the brain and cognition, but I wonder if this is actually something we can do, or if metaphors always structure our thinking.
science  cognition  neuroscience  brain  metaphors 
june 2016 by johnmfrench
One tiny leap | 1843
Discusses the debate over the insertion of leap seconds in UCT, which is a scientific, political, and philosophical issue, all wrapped up into one.
time  standards  globalization  science  nature 
may 2016 by johnmfrench
Does power really corrupt? | 1843
Unfortunaelt brief description of competing research findings, some of which show that status and power make people act less compassionately and ethically, and some of which suggest the opposite.
psychology  power  inequality  science 
may 2016 by johnmfrench
Big Data Is Teaching Us About the Nighttime Migrations of Birds, by M.R. O'Connor
Describes BirdCast, a project that uses data from weather radar, listening stations recording bird calls, and spotting data from bird watchers to understand migration patterns.
science  birds  nature  animals  environment  artificial_intelligence 
august 2015 by johnmfrench
Are GMOs safe? Yes. The case against them is full of fraud, lies, and errors.
The title pretty much tells the story. Several good examples of the way that anti-GMO activists draw an ultimately arbitrary distinction between "bad" genetic manipulation and "good" methods of accomplishing the same goals, many of which involve changing the genome, using chemicals, etc.
food  science  environment  GM_foods  natural  nature 
august 2015 by johnmfrench
Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle Up. | WIRED
Good summary of the CRISPR-Cas9 technique for genetic manipulation, along with some of the ethical implications.
science  genetics  ethics  biology  crispr 
july 2015 by johnmfrench
Dissent of man | TLS
Review of Piers J. Hale's book "Descent of Man," which describes the debates around evolutionary theory— in its Darwinian, Lamarckian, and Malthusian strains—in Victorian London. The reviewer finds some holes in the book, but it still sounds like it would be helpful in sorting through all of the different ideas and figures (William Morris, Henry George, Thomas Huxley, etc.) that were in play through this period.
science  history  evolution 
july 2015 by johnmfrench
A 1922 Science Fiction Novel About Grafting Monkey Glands
Apparently Ned Beauman didn't make up all the stuff about grafting monkey testicles onto humans (though he may have made up the idea of attaching them to the thyroid).
history  biology  science 
june 2015 by johnmfrench
On the front lines of humanity’s high-tech, global war on rats | The Verge
Describes out ongoing, often futile, attempts to eradicate rats. Begins with a description of the rat prevention program in Alberta, which the author describes as "the largest inhabited rat-free region on Earth."
rats  nature  environment  science  animals 
may 2015 by johnmfrench
Why doctors and scientists are so anxious about the rise of pop science - Vox
On the tension between being taken seriously as a scientist or researcher and the growing desire, and even need, to explain one's work to a general audience. Uses Oliver Sacks as an example of an individual whose career spans a significant shift in the view of "popularizers" in the scientific community.
science  media  communication  medicine 
april 2015 by johnmfrench
Congress' Hare-Brained Scheme to Shoot Rain From The Skies - Cynthia Barnett - POLITICO Magazine
For a short time in the 1890s, the U.S. federal government spent thousands of dollars (that's 1890s dollars) to fund attempts to produce rain through concussion&mdash; that is, by blowing stuff up in the sky. Hundreds of years of anecdotal evidence from various battles, including Waterloo and many of the largest in the Civil War, which were followed by significant rainfall, had led to an association between explosions and storms. The idea of producing rain this way had been suggested for decades, but finally a major drought in the Great Plains in the closing decade of the nineteenth century led somebody to actually try it out. Aided by a credulous (and mostly absentee) press, proponents portrayed their initial experiments as successful, leading to additional government support. That the method did not, in fact, produce the desired result was actually figured out fairly quickly, but, as Barnett points out, it's a good example of how, very often, "Congress is more moved by the influential uninformed than the scientific consensus."
science  government  weather  public_opinion 
april 2015 by johnmfrench
Wormhole Entanglement and the Firewall Paradox | Quanta Magazine
Describes a new theory by which wormholes (and multiple wormholes within a single black hole) reconcile a conflict between our understanding of black holes and quantum entanglement, by allowing two particles, one which has been pulled into a black hole and one which hasn't, to remain entangled.
physics  science  black_holes  quantum_physics  space  einstein 
april 2015 by johnmfrench
Do New Age ideas speak to our high-tech world? – Benjamin Breen – Aeon
Draws a connection between the New Age "movement" (acknowledging that it lacks the coherence to really be any kind of movement) and the futurist optimism of Silicon Valley, especially Kurzweil's idea of the Singularity. Entirely speculative, but interesting.
science  technology  religion  spirituality  new_age  modernity  disenchantment 
april 2015 by johnmfrench
3quarksdaily: Pygmalion and Supersymmetry
Lovely piece about why physicists are so attracted to the theory of supersymmetry, as well as what kinds of questions proving it my help to answer.
science  physics  particles  mythology 
april 2015 by johnmfrench
Aluminum battery from Stanford offers safe alternative to conventional batteries
Research report about a new aluminum-ion battery developed at stanford, which in testing charged quickly, could be recharged more times without losing capacity than a lithium-ion, is safer and cheaper to make, and could be made in flexible form. Right now it doesn't deliver as much voltage as a lithium-ion, but if they overcome that it sounds promising.
batteries  technology  science 
april 2015 by johnmfrench
The Jungle Books | The Weekly Standard
Review of James T. Costa's new book on Alfred Russell Wallace, which makes (again?) the case that Wallace should be considered the co-creator, with Darwin, of the theory of evolution.
alfred_russell_wallace  evolution  science  darwin  book_review 
april 2015 by johnmfrench
Nanomaterials - Fortune
Longish overview of the use of nano materials in various industries, including agriculture, cosmetics, and food. Basically the point is that their use became really popular before we really knew anything about their effects, and now scientists are trying to figure out what those effects are at the same time as the debate over them is going on. The result is widespread concern and even paranoia, but not necessarily useful steps toward effective regulation.
science  materials  environment  health  nanotechnology 
march 2015 by johnmfrench
Which Came First: the Dinosaur or the Bird? | Audubon
Discusses ongoing research suggesting that bird-like features, including rudimentary feathers, may have evolved in dinosaurs much earlier than previously thought. Described work that uses modern bird mechanics to understand how dinosaurs may have moved and, by extension, evolved the ability to fly. Also some fascinating possible scientific trolling in the comments.
science  evolution  birds  dinosaurs 
february 2015 by johnmfrench
The Photoshop of Sound - The New Yorker
Describes the effect of the Constellation sound system, created by Meyer Sound Labs, which can adjust the acoustics of a room or venue in real time, improving the sound of concert halls or making noisy restaurants better places to hold a conversation.
sound  music  science  alex_ross 
february 2015 by johnmfrench
Colin Dickey: Time’s Resistless Stream
Describes various efforts at reforming the calendar to make it fit a more "rational" standard, and the ways that these attempts have reflected and/or influenced various intellectual currents, from apocalyptic millenarianism to Russian nationalism.
Reading.am  against_irrelevance  calendar  governmentality  science  order 
february 2015 by johnmfrench
The Hunter, The Hoaxer, And The Battle Over Bigfoot
Describes the "work" of two men involved in the investigation of the Bigfoot legend, one an admitted hoaxer, the other a respected primatologist.
bigfoot  science  opinion  scams  academia  against_irrelevance 
november 2014 by johnmfrench
The Aftershocks — Matter — Medium
Long, thoughtful piece about the conviction of seven scientists in Italy for, ostensibly, understating the risk of earthquake in the small mountain town of L'Aquila. Mostly, really, about our inability to think probabilistically, and about the communication gap between scientists and the general public.
science  earthquakes  probability  communication  statistics 
august 2014 by johnmfrench
Can a robot be too nice?
What happens when you give personalities to machines, and which kinds of personalities are best for which circumstances.
robots  technology  science  psychology 
august 2014 by johnmfrench
The Quest for a Natural Sugar Substitute - NYTimes.com
Nice long magazine piece about the quest for an alternative to sugar that sweetens as effectively, has no weird aftertastes, and will be considered "natural" by consumers. Getting all of those characteristics lined up has thus far proved elusive.
sugar  food  chemistry  chemophobia  natural  nature  science 
january 2014 by johnmfrench
New research maps the secret structure of the sun | The Verge
New research provides data for a more complete picture of the sun's "atmosphere," meaning the magnetic currents that move heat and energy from core to surface, and around the surface, causing sunspots, solar flares, etc.
science  astronomy  sun 
december 2013 by johnmfrench
The Man Who Would Teach Machines to Think - James Somers - The Atlantic
Nice long profile of Douglas Hofstadter, who became a key figure in Artificial Intelligence thanks to his book "Godel, Escher, Bach" in 1980 but has since been sidelined by the fact that most research in AI has given up on trying to actually understand or model human consciousness, turning instead toward "machine learning" techniques that focus on using massive amounts of data until the desired result appears.
science  technology  artificial_intelligence  computers  douglas_hofstadter 
november 2013 by johnmfrench
The painful story behind modern anesthesia | PBS NewsHour
Describes the invention of a reliable method of dosing surgical patients with sulfuric ether by William T.G. Morton, a dentist whose insistence on trying to patent his innovation ruined his reputation.
medicine  science  history 
october 2013 by johnmfrench
A day at Genius Camp: getting dumb in Einstein's paradise | The Verge
Article about the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and the kind of long-term, theoretically-oriented, failure-prone research they do there. This approach, where practiced, has resulted in any number of tremendous discoveries and scientific advances, but the patience and the funding to do it are both becoming harder to find.
academia  science  research  genius 
october 2013 by johnmfrench
Book Review: 'David and Goliath' by Malcolm Gladwell - WSJ.com
Pretty tough review of Gladwell's most recent (2013) book, taking issue with the representativeness (or lack thereof) of much of the social scientific evidence Gladwell uses to support his big generalizations.
book_review  malcolm_gladwell  books  non_fiction  social_science  data  science  behavior 
october 2013 by johnmfrench
HPCwire: Can Supercomputers Predict the Future?
Short piece about a project attempting to use a supercomputer to predict events like revolutions and social unrest. The system successfully "predicted" (after the fact) the revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya.
computers  prediction  science  political_science  politics 
september 2013 by johnmfrench
T. Rex Might be the Thing with Feathers - Issue 5: Fame - Nautilus
Framed in terms of the way the fame of a few specific dinosaur species has distorted popular perception of dinosaurs as a group, this is also a brief history of the consensus view on these animals and the ways it has evolved over time.
dinosaurs  science  animals  history 
september 2013 by johnmfrench
Science-fiction cinema’s richest era began with two films that use the future to talk about the present / The Dissolve
Part one of a smart, thoughtful discussion of science fiction films and what they tell us about the world in which they were made, focusing here on "Planet of the Apes" and "2001," and, in the second part, on how scifi movies changed the templates created by those two through the 1970s.
movies  science_fiction  science  culture  loss_of_faith 
august 2013 by johnmfrench
Diederik Stapel’s Audacious Academic Fraud - NYTimes.com
The story of a psychology researcher in the Netherlands who fabricated data for dozens of experiments that he did not actually conduct. One remarkable things about this is the complete lack of any attempt to justify or excuse his actions— a rare things, even in cases where people admit to doing something wrong. The other interesting point, which has broader implications, is the author's suggestion that other, apparently less egregious and extremely common sins of research— like ignoring contrasting evidence, stopping an experiment when you see the results you want, etc.— may be even more destructive to the field as a whole than this kind of straightforward lying.
science  research  ethics  methods 
april 2013 by johnmfrench
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