View Poll Results: Is science corrupt?

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  • Yes, science is very corrupt

    4 11.76%
  • Yes, science is somewhat corrupt

    5 14.71%
  • Yes, science is corrupt and bias

    0 0%
  • No, science cannot be corrupt because it deals with observation

    4 11.76%
  • No, science is not corrupt

    22 64.71%
  • All science is flawed

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    Is science corrupt?

    Do you think science is corrupt? Do you think the scientific community is bias or corrupt?

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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    There is a bias in Scientists, but not Science.

    Science is objective. Scientists try to be objective, but they eventually create dogmatic principles which they hold onto religiously.

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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    Nothing is free from corruption. However, science is generally less corrupt that your average political, religious or business organization. The peer review system is fairly de-centralized, and the empirical nature of science make it much easier to show objective proof. Thus, people who lie or cheat tend to be caught by their peers fairly often. However, certain areas like statistical analysis, when sufficiently motivated by corporate greed or ideological issues are quite problematic. Corporate funded drug studies are absurdly corrupt. In its defense however, most of the scientific community doesn't support such behavior, but they are rather powerless to stop it.

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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    The question doesn't make any sense. Of course science isn't corrupt.

    Many scientists, however, are corrupt.

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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    No.

    Science is a formal method of connecting evidence and theory to discard bad theories.

    Scientists may be corrupt, like those who destroy their raw data so others can't check on their bogus global warming conclusions, but they are not "science".

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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    It is not possible for science to be corrupt, as "science" is simply a method of thought.

    The people who are scientists, on the other hand, can obviously be corrupt, as they are…people. As far as I am aware, only people can be “corrupt” in the sense you use it here.
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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    Scientists are human beings like anyone else.

    Like anyone else, scientists can be subject to all manner of faults: greed, jealousy, arrogance, narrow-mindedness, stubborness, desire for fame or recognition, ambition, fear of failure or shame, and so on.

    These faults can lead to the work of some scientist being flawed, or even fraudulent. It has happened before; it is happening now; it will happen again.


    The competition to publish peer-reviewed papers (and get favorable reviews for those papers), for tenure, funding, research grants, positions, recognition, money, fame... all these things can corrupt or bias the scientific process.

    Just like any other endeavor where humans are involved.

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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    As has been said before. Scientist are corrupt. Science is not.

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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    Real Scientist is not corrupt but the Scientist is corrupt by the Government.
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    Re: Is science corrupt?

    No.

    Corrupted by what, anyway?
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