Growing up you believe the world is meant to be the way it is. The older I get the more I realise that this is not the case. The world is full of injustices and atrocities that governments and the voice of faith expect us to accept, though with each passing year they grow fewer and fewer, at least one would hope. I have created this blog as a space for me to rant about all things science, politics, philosophy and religion, before it’s too late and the vessel of new atheism propelled by a growing surge in secularism solves all of the world’s problems for good.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Why people doubt science and scientists...

Scientists absolutely hate people like Joachim Boldt, who recently had 89 of his 102 published articles retracted for review in light of his scientific fraud; manipulation and falsification of data.

I wrote a big post having a bitch about this sort of behaviour when it comes to science but thanks to blogger.com crashing it was deleted. Have a read of this article about what's happened with Joachim Boldt if you're interested.
Ex-Prof Joachim Boldt

Needless to say, the majority of scientists are objective and reliable when it comes to their research and science. However, there are always a few bad apples who for reasons like personal gain (he was receiving funding from a specific pharmaceutical company and only found results in their favour), commit scientific fraud. Science should always remain the pursuit of the truth, the facts and the real answers to problems we wish to answer. Fraudulent science pushes us further away from these goals, hindering the scientific progression of our world. So I say throw the book at people like Joachim Boldt, who was fired by his hospital, where he worked, and stripped of his professorship from his university.

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