Empirical science and the scientific method, in principle, are great ideas. However, their effectiveness in practice depends on the integrity of those who use them. And in today’s culture, and scienctific culture, there are many forces that are undermining the science.
- Would Scientists Lie?
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports today that a large percentage of research scientists admit to fabricating or manipulating data because of a sense of "being wronged." Reporter Lila Guterman explains that The Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics will report that "perceived injustice" and scientific misbehavior are linked.