segunda-feira, 28 de maio de 2007

Embustes na ciência

You have to wonder at some people. I have been wondering at Jon Sudbo, a Norwegian scientist who published a paper in The Lancet in 2005 showing that a certain class of painkillers cut the risk of oral cancer. Sudbo, it turned out, made the whole lot up. And he was astoundingly dim in the way he went about inventing his 908 patients: he gave 250 the same date of birth.

Um dos princípios do método científico é a replicação. Uma experiência deve ser passível de ser replicada, dado que as condições sejam as mesmas.

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