Aug 24, 2022 • 11M
On Fraud - audio edition
And Being Science-ish
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This essay, originally published in written form on August 23, 2022, critiques Big Science, and the propensity for some researchers to engage in fraud.
The practice of science, once understood to be messy but extraordinarily powerful, the best route we have to revealing what is true in the universe, has become instead a social game, one in which the rew…