August 10, 2006

Corruption and Fraud in Science

Water, Air & Soil Pollution (2006)
DOI 10.1007/s11270-006-9209-8

J. T. Trevors & M. H. Saier, Jr.

Science is conducted by people, not all of whom are honest and credible, and some of whom unfortunately do not place the interests of humanity and our common biosphere ahead of their own selfish agendas.Honest mistakes are sometimes made because of our human foibles, but in this editorial we address the problem of deliberate corruption.The importance of this issue is emphasized by the fact that intentional errors and over-generalizations arriving at misleading conclusions for the purpose of justifying unwarranted actions can be extremely destructive and cause the less perceptive reader to be confused, when confusion may not be warranted.>>>

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