Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pseudo Crap



Why A Fake Article Titled "Cuckoo For Cocoa Puffs?" Was Accepted By 17 Medical Journals:
A Harvard Scientist Wanted To See Exactly How Easy It Is To Get Medical Research Published. In Some Cases, $500 Is Pretty Much All It Takes.


This is how we got stuck with Anthropomorphic Climate Change and other such nonsense.

10 Comments:

At January 27, 2015 5:49 PM, Blogger Sandee said...

Yep, follow the money. It's always follow the money.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

 
At January 28, 2015 5:03 AM, Blogger Granny Annie said...

If only he had $500 to just throw away. It would be fun to see where the article might actually show up.

 
At January 28, 2015 9:09 AM, Blogger sue hanes said...

Cube - I can see why a scientist like you would be disgusted by this sort of thing. I mean - seriously - it's a little bit ridiculous that this goes on.

 
At January 28, 2015 12:48 PM, Blogger DaBlade said...

"He did it using www.randomtextgenerator.com? That's what writes my blogs!

 
At January 28, 2015 12:54 PM, Anonymous jan said...

I am so glad to read this...I had long suspected that many scams started like this.I love it when print media whines that bloggers have no ethics or editors.

 
At January 28, 2015 3:27 PM, Blogger cube said...

Sandee: So true.

 
At January 28, 2015 3:28 PM, Blogger cube said...

Granny Annie: I wish that too. If a paper written by a Random Text Generator can make it, so can my old college reports. At least mine made sense.

 
At January 28, 2015 3:33 PM, Blogger cube said...

Sue Hanes: I wouldn't call myself a scientist. I'm just a person with a Biology degree and a life-long interest in science.

You're right about me being disgusted by this perversion of science. As Sandee commented, follow the money, and it's appalling to think that people trained in science would act this way.

*sigh*

 
At January 28, 2015 3:34 PM, Blogger cube said...

DaBlade: Lol!

 
At January 28, 2015 3:40 PM, Blogger cube said...

Jan: I'm glad Dr. Shrime exposed this scam, but there are so many others out there. Once people believe a thing, it's very hard to disbelieve it without an underpinning in reason and critical thought.

 

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