June 6, 2009
In this secular age where "science" trumps all else, it is borderline blasphemy to question the inerrancy of scientists. However, since I received this revelation of scientific misconduct from FRC's resident scientist, Dr. David Prentice, I assume I have standing to bring it to your attention:
One in seven scientists says that they are aware of colleagues having seriously breached acceptable conduct by inventing results. And around 46 per cent say that they have observed fellow scientists engage in "questionable practices", such as presenting data selectively or changing the conclusions of a study in response to pressure from a funding source.
Apparently a number of scientists, who increasingly are helping drive controversial public policies, don't walk on water after all. Just because a "scientist" said it is so, doesn't necessarily mean it is so.