Message from discussion New movie - 'Defend Arindam!'
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Subject: Re: New movie - 'Defend Arindam!'
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In article <8b49597e-c0e7-4e62-834f-016f3637e...@s10g2000pbc.googlegroups.com>,
Arindam Banerjee <adda1...@bigpond.com> posted:
> Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:
> > In article <dff8eb7f-11e3-40bb-8d44-c2dde0be7...@me1g2000pbc.googlegroups.com>,
> > Arindam Banerjee <adda1...@bigpond.com> posted:
> > > Dr. Jai Maharaj wrote:
> > > > A Sharp Rise in Retractions Prompts Calls for Reform
> > > > By Carl Zimmer
> > > > The New York Times
> > > > April 16, 2012
> > > > In the fall of 2010, Dr. Ferric C. Fang made an
> > > > unsettling discovery. Dr. Fang, who is editor in chief of
> > > > the journal Infection and Immunity, found that one of his
> > > > authors had doctored several papers.
> > > > Multimedia: A Rise in Retractions
> > > > It was a new experience for him. =3D93Prior to that time,=3D94 he
> > > > said in an interview, =3D93Infection and Immunity had only
> > > > retracted nine articles over a 40-year period.=3D94
> > > > The journal wound up retracting six of the papers from
> > > > the author, Naoki Mori of the University of the Ryukyus
> > > > in Japan. And it soon became clear that Infection and
> > > > Immunity was hardly the only victim of Dr. Mori=3D92s
> > > > misconduct. Since then, other scientific journals have
> > > > retracted two dozen of his papers, according to the
> > > > watchdog blog Retraction Watch.
> > > > =3D93Nobody had noticed the whole thing was rotten,=3D94 said Dr.
> > > > Fang, who is a professor at the University of Washington
> > > > School of Medicine.
> > > > Dr. Fang became curious how far the rot extended. To find
> > > > out, he teamed up with a fellow editor at the journal,
> > > > Dr. Arturo Casadevall of the Albert Einstein College of
> > > > Medicine in New York. And before long they reached a
> > > > troubling conclusion: not only that retractions were
> > > > rising at an alarming rate, but that retractions were
> > > > just a manifestation of a much more profound problem =3D97 =3D93a
> > > > symptom of a dysfunctional scientific climate,=3D94 as Dr.
> > > > Fang put it.
> > > > Dr. Casadevall, now editor in chief of the journal mBio,
> > > > said he feared that science had turned into a winner-
> > > > take-all game with perverse incentives that lead
> > > > scientists to cut corners and, in some cases, commit acts
> > > > of misconduct.
> > > > =3D93This is a tremendous threat,=3D94 he said.
> > > > Continues at:
> > > > Rise in Scientific Journal Retractions Prompts Calls for Reform
> > > > NYTimes.com
> > > >http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/science/rise-in-scientific-journal-.=
> > > > Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
> > > > Om Shanti
> > > > o o o
> > > > About the terrorist Goon Squad:
> > > > "Myself, Mallu. Yourself?" (V. Bhattathiri)
> > > > <KalluMallu...@gmail.com> tries his best to be a bully --
> > > > telling others what and when to post, where to post and
> > > > where not to post, deliberately publishing lies about
> > > > others, stalking and abusing them with hate speech -- but
> > > > fails miserably. He is really stressed out, and like his
> > > > lap dog Prem Thomas (who currently posts as "P. Rajah"
> > > > <u...@this.com>, and issues *death threats* to people),
> > > > is priming himself for conditions such as stroke and
> > > > heart disease. Others in the Goon Squad include
> > > > Dayashankar M. Joshi "DMJoshi" <josh...@gmail.com> who
> > > > displays unquestioning obedience to Goon Squad thugs, and
> > > > the instigator who posts as "Bholu" <bh...@hotmail.com>
> > > > The Goon Squad currently posts most of their abuse
> > > > through eternal-september.org and by writing someone
> > > > else's name or handle in the "From:" header -- their
> > > > favorite now is "fanab...@gmail.com" (note the extra "b"
> > > > and "gmail.com") to make it appear as if the posts are
> > > > from "fana...@aol.com", who has been a regular poster for
> > > > many years.
> > > > -Updated on February 2, 2012-
> > > The terrific success of the lying twisting einsteinians has corrupted
> > > other disciplines, with very bad results for all.
> > > Arindam Banerjee
> > The greed for money and power has turned many scientists
> > into corrupt individuals.
> > Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
> > Om Shanti
> True, and they dominate like so many Madoffs, CEOs, etc. Writing and
> talking mumbo-jumbo in styles incomprehensible to lay persons, is the
> chief qualification for inclusion in
> their clubs. Like so many parasites, they thrive upon the talents of
> the keen and honest people who have to work for them. Now science is
> big business as you
> say, not a vocation or a hobby as it used to be.
> Arindam Banerjee
They're like insatiable vultures, no?
The money for it comes mainly from lay persons therefore
scientific knowledge needs to be made available to its
owners, the taxpayers and shareholders of corporations,
in a format that is easily understood.
Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi