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Nobel Prize Winner Frances Arnold Retracts Paper, Here Is The Reaction By Bruce Y. Lee - Forbes (Jan 5, 2020)

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    Nobel Prize Winner Frances Arnold Retracts Paper, Here Is The Reaction By Bruce Y. Lee - Forbes (Jan 5, 2020)

     
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    Problem is the system appears to require integrity from researchers to function. It's not able to deal with immoral researchers who will never admit they are wrong, consequences (for others) be damned. Or dealing with a system that enables failure for ideological purposes, arbitrarily changing the rules and standards to allow some garbage to float through the filters.

    Self-regulation is not an appropriate method of quality control, this is basically the main reason why it's noted that progress happens one funeral at a time, it's not a coincidence, it's literally designed to fail (not wittingly, of course, but the way it is designed guarantees failure). It doesn't have to be this way, but it is currently this way by choice, and maybe out of some naiveté that no one in medicine could possibly be unethical, a laughably wrong position.

    Because this here is the exception. Science requires failure, but it rewards cheating to a certain degree. It should basically be normal for papers to be retracted, since no process is foolproof and the peer-review system isn't even close to be that reliable.
     
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