Fake Science

some of Little Nicky’s most viewed and most commented blog posts over the years have been our exposures of the hypocrisy and dishonesty of those geeks who call themselves scientists. Their sacred cows were slaughtered, the infallibility of statistics was show to be a case of “if you torture data enough it will give you the answer you wanted, and the semi divine ‘peer review process’ was revealed as a “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours, bit of Chimpery.

Oh the hatred and opprobrium that was hurled at Little Nicky. Still we did learn from it that when their research grants are threatened scientists revert to a primitive state (well the poor little buggers are not very evolved) and start hurling abuse like chimps throwing turds at intruders. Well they are CHIMPS of course, Completely Hopeless In Most Practical Situations.

Little Nicky was right of course, though it always take the world a while to catch up. Many of those “peer reviewed scientific papers” are nothing but a fraud. Take a look at this from world truth

“Like all the best hoaxes, there was a serious point to be made. Three MIT graduate students wanted to expose how dodgy scientific conferences pestered researchers for papers, and accepted any old rubbish sent in, knowing that academics would stump up the hefty, till-ringing registration fees.

It took only a handful of days. The students wrote a simple computer program that churned out gobbledegook and presented it as an academic paper. They put their names on one of the papers, sent it to a conference, and promptly had it accepted. The sting, in 2005, revealed a farce that lay at the heart of science.

But this is the hoax that keeps on giving. The creators of the automatic nonsense generator, Jeremy Stribling, Dan Aguayo and Maxwell Krohn, have made the SCIgen program free to download. And scientists have been using it in their droves. This week, Nature reported, French researcher Cyril Labbé revealed that 16 gobbledegook papers created by SCIgen had been used by German academic publisher Springer. More than 100 more fake SCIgen papers were published by the US Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Both organisations have now taken steps to remove the papers.”

Read full article at The Guardian

You gotta laugh haven’t you? Until you count how much money we are throwing at these lying, cheating bell ends.

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