The second half of my recent conversation with Reason magazine science and technology writer Ron Bailey concerns the epidemic of fraud and false results in scientific studies. Scientific fraud, Nature magazine reported recently, has increased tenfold over the last decade. There’s even a Retraction Watch blog that tracks the problem. The problem, as Ron explains in this three-minute video with me, is even worse than just chasing after grant money.
UPDATE: Bailey discusses this problem at more length, and links to the study of non-replicable cancer studies, in this column.