Wednesday, August 05, 2009

B - Fraud, misinformation and the open culture

Pointon, Tony. Fraud, misinformation and the open culture. Physics World 2009;22(8):20

Letter suggesting that the questions opened by the Schön case of scientific fraud are much broader than just science. The plea by Michael Nielson (Physics World 2009;22(5):30-35) for a more "open" culture on science might lead to an overload of unchecked information. He questions why the devices Schön claimed to have made were never checked either for their existence or, if they existed, that they worked


Thanks to J. Glen

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