I previously written (Fraud, Bias, Funding) about problems in the scientific research community. I have taken some criticism because I work in the “private” sector instead of the “public” sector. Anyone who really understands research would not make such a foolish critique. It is the private sector that has driven technology to where it is today. The idea of trying to falsify product that you sell to customers is laughable. The price is no repeat business and that is the end of the business, in most cases at least. Certainly one that is highly competitive.
Now the Scientific American has essentially come out and said the same thing as I have previously written. The Epidemic of False Claims is their new article on the topic. I will post the entire article below, but wanted to show some highlights and discuss.