Cut-throat academia leads to ‘natural selection of bad science’, claims study


Scientists incentivised to publish surprising results frequently in major journals, despite risk that such findings are likely to be wrong, suggests research.

  • Alain

    It is a combination of bullying and not wanting to lose out on grants.

  • tom_billesley

    Bad journalism pays off.
    BBC journalists ‘paid up to 40 per cent more than commercial rivals’

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Scientists used to declare “Knowledge is power.” Now money has replaced knowledge as the source of power.

    • tom_billesley

      There are many kinds of whore.

  • simus1

    Most donkeywork research is actually done by grad student slaves under the supervision of eminent magicians whoring for more government and far left foundation grants. It doesn’t take an Einstein to figure out these second stringers have to go with the flow.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Said Einstein, “Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity — and I’m not sure about the universe.”