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Re^6: The STEM quote I most wish I'd made is:

by LanX (Cardinal)
on Jan 28, 2021 at 11:38 UTC ( #11127568=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: The STEM quote I most wish I'd made is:
in thread The STEM quote I most wish I'd made is:

Yes, AstraZeneca was the most recent example I had in mind.

Back in universities I earned money helping teaching math as student assistant.

Biology was a desaster area.

Engineers would try to cheat and BA would try to bargain to get their points.

But Biologist would ask for the right excel sheet to do their stats pushing data around till it fits.

Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
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Re^7: The STEM quote I most wish I'd made is:
by bliako (Prior) on Jan 28, 2021 at 12:59 UTC

    I am OT here but there is a site for watching scientific publications being retracted (most because of false data): https://www.reactionwatch.com and here you can see one of these falsifications https://pubpeer.com/storage/image-1517672284260.png but there are others more "advanced" using ... photoshop's mirror-image. Basically they get past data="western blots" (it is used to "measure" protein expression by means of visual examination!) and claim is for a new study as long as it shows what they want. For a long time, I used to believe that contradictory biological findings were due to the complexities of living organisms but the other factor of course is falsification of experimental results. And then the pandemic hit...

    Procrustes? Surely a Biologist.

    Disclaimer: not all biologists are like that: https://forbetterscience.com, just a ~ 5-10%. No affiliation with any websites.

    bw, bliako

        The huge money involved distorts everything. All vaccines have now been given to lots of people. Time will tell. But with all the mutations any victory can be pyrrhic.

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