Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Truth in science

COMMENT: Seems our discovery that a fake photo was used to accompany a letter by 255 scientists published in Science complaining about the lack of honesty in science has caused some waves through the internet. As one commentator has said the fake image says just one thing..."we don't care about the truth". 
Here are some links to a few articles discussing what Kevin Rudd might call a "kerfuffle".

Roger Pielke Jnr: Revkin, Gleick and Olson on the Gang Who Couldn't Shoot Straight
Roger Pielke Jnr: Peter Gleick Fires Back

Here's Randy Olsen's closing paragraph: It’s really pretty staggering. And YES, it does matter. THIS is much of what my book was about. It matters if your hair is a mess when you give a talk. It matters if you rip a giant fart in the middle of making the most important point in your talk. And yes, it matters if you publish a letter of outrage, complaining about being smeared as dishonest, and yet your article is accompanied by a photograph that is tainted by the word “Photoshop” which virtually EVERYONE in today’s society knows symbolizes one big thing — WE DON’T CARE ABOUT THE TRUTH.

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