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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 07 2008,07:57   

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DaveT on how science ought to work:        
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A scientist who discredits the work of another is not winning friends in the process. Ruining the work of another takes away jobs while not creating any new ones. I was recently involved in a discussion of this in another forum with hundreds of scientists. Nearly all agreed that science needs what I termed “official falsifiers” whose sole task is finding flaws in the work of others. Jokes ensued that the holders of that job would need tenure, an armored Humvee, bodyguards, a windowless office, martial arts training, a hotline to the FBI witness protection program, no family, and not be concerned about being hated and scorned by everyone like he was the grim reaper. Jokes aside, it’s a real problem.

Welcome to the real world, Dave.  There already is such a process.  It's called anonymous peer review.

... how does he NOT KNOW THIS? How?!

He does know it, he just doesn't like the way things currently work and is dreaming of a day when the shock troops of science-discrediting are controlled by him and people like him, who get to force science to return the preordained results they want.  And when he says...
     
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holders of that job would need tenure, an armored Humvee, bodyguards, a windowless office, martial arts training, a hotline to the FBI witness protection program, no family, and not be concerned about being hated and scorned by everyone like he was the grim reaper

...he's not joking, he's fantasizing.  It's the one time he takes his right hand out of the cheesy poofs bag and puts it to another use.

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"Molecular stuff seems to me not to be biology as much as it is a more atomic element of life" --Creo nut Robert Byers
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