Aug 26, 2019

Is science synonymous with ‘truth’?

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With the increasing popularity of science journalism, scientists are starting to be rewarded for doing research that is more likely to have a public impact, rather than be centered on esoteric subjects. The bad side of this? To win acclaim and make a “big splash” in the media, a scientist may push results that are fraudulent or report findings that haven’t been completely verified yet in order to beat the competition.

In this video, game theory expert Kevin Zollman discusses how bad science is sometimes propagated nowadays for the sake of a scientist’s personal interests.

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