Study released on Dutch researcher’s “culture of fraud”

In a previous Math Drudge blog, on the growth in scientific fraud, we described the case of Netherlands social psychologist Diederik Stapel, who, based on an initial investigation, had been accused of serious and serial fraud in his work in the field of social psychology.

Now a more detailed report has been released on the

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Do creationism and intelligent design qualify as peer-reviewed science?

Introduction

Creationist and intelligent design writers insist that their writings constitute full-fledged scientific research. Creationists, for instance, hold that their notion that the earth and its living things (or even the entire universe) were created out of nothing a few thousand years ago is a scientific theory, every bit as much as evolution is a

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What on earth do they think? Politicians on the age of the planet

In an interview with GQ, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who has been mentioned as a rising star and potential U.S. presidential candidate in 2016, was asked “How old do you think the Earth is?” He responded:

At the end of the day, I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was

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Is there a conspiracy among scientists?

Introduction

Some creationist and intelligent design writers claim that scientists have conspired to keep from the public eye some important evidence undermining evolution (or other theories in the science-religion arena). Others have asserted that scientists have been “brainwashed” by some sort of “group-think.”

As a single example, the 2008 movie “Expelled” claimed that creationist

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New book on evolution: “Evolving: The Human Effect and Why It Matters”

A new book has just been published on evolution: Daniel Fairbanks’ Evolving: The Human Effect and Why It Matters. Fairbanks is a noted DNA biologist at Utah Valley University, and also the author of the 2007 book Relics of Eden: The Powerful Evidence of Evolution in Human DNA.

In this book, Fairbanks presents a fairly

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