Sunday, June 05, 2005

Liars amongst us

Some people are born liars. They know how to manipulate the system. Funny thing is they never learn to stop. I was watching the "Shattered glass", a movie about a reporter who completely made up stories. He denied lying about anything till the last detail was found.

It is easy for scientists to do this. There is nobody to check the details. Nobody!


At 6:06 AM, Blogger kwandongbrian said...


You really seem to be slamming scientists these days. I have to agree that a single scientist's report has only limited credibility but usually, when others disagree with a scientist's findings, they repeat the experiment. As you may recall, repeatability is one of the keys of good research.
I also ask you to consider that reports in the popular media (newspapers, radio, etc) are sometimes made by reporter who don't understand what they are describing. I don't get into many scientific debates with friends here because I have no access to scientific journals.

Anyway, your scepticism of Dr. Hwang has intrigued me; I thought his worked was well documented but now I will have to do some looking. Thanks.

At 9:26 PM, Blogger baduk said...

Just like this reporter's case, the journals check if the necessary documents are there.

If Dr.Hwang submit the evidences, then the journal will print. Cornell university recently set up in-house check authority which will check necessary documents and interview researchers before sending works to the journals. There have been too many fraudulent works being published these days.

There again nobody checks the experiment itself. They check documents. If some researcher decides to f*** the system, he can do it, just like this reporter work at one of the most respectable newspapers in the country writing his fictional characters and stories.

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