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erik simpson

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Feb 19, 2024, 11:28:14 AMFeb 19
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The paper
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcell.2023.1339390/full

attracted quite a bit of attention. The retraction

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcell.2024.1386861/full

is also pretty funny. It seems to me the journal itself has a little
explaining to do about how such a thing floated by also sorts of review.

DB Cates

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Feb 19, 2024, 12:28:15 PMFeb 19
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All gone now.
Just do a search on 'schlong rat' and read the ARS Technica article.
Also some of the comments, if you get to the one about the rat's upward
gaze; sweet dreams.
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Don Cates ("he's a cunning rascal" PN)

erik simpson

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Feb 19, 2024, 12:48:15 PMFeb 19
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Dreams? Ugh. There's probably going to be more rather than less junk
like this, and some of it won't be nearly as obvious.

Athel Cornish-Bowden

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Feb 19, 2024, 12:58:15 PMFeb 19
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If you go to https://forbetterscience.com/ you'll find lots of similar cases.

Very few current journals are immune to abuse, even ones that were once
at the pinnacle of respectability, like the Journal of Biological
Chemistry, have problems now that they've teamed up with Elsevier.


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athel cb : Biochemical Evolution, Garland Science, 2016







Bob Casanova

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Feb 19, 2024, 2:13:16 PMFeb 19
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On Mon, 19 Feb 2024 11:26:01 -0600, the following appeared
in talk.origins, posted by DB Cates <cate...@hotmail.com>:
Since the original leads only to a contentless retraction
statement, I went to the ARS Technica article you noted to
see what the hoopla was about. Thanks *ever* so much for the
reference <gag>. Just curious...who did the original peer
"review", Larry Flynt? Oh, wait, he's dead. Maybe one of his
proteges?

Ain't AI just *wunnerful*? No possibility of abuse at all...
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Bob C.

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries, is not
'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'"

- Isaac Asimov

*Hemidactylus*

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Feb 19, 2024, 7:53:15 PMFeb 19
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I’ll never unsee the rat with the monstrous exploding boner. Some things
will stay with you beyond the grave.

*Hemidactylus*

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Feb 19, 2024, 7:58:15 PMFeb 19
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Upward gaze? Ok.

*Hemidactylus*

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Feb 19, 2024, 7:58:15 PMFeb 19
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Junk is the operative word with that one disturbing image!

erik simpson

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Feb 20, 2024, 12:48:16 PMFeb 20
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John Harshman

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Feb 20, 2024, 6:08:16 PMFeb 20
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More of a not-pology. I don't see anyone taking responsibility.

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