This HND piece examines how what we call "science" has become increasingly corrupted by money, and therefore politics. Several factors are involved...
Academic institutions are greedy for money, so they are going after government research dollars, big time. This, of course, creates the "publish or perish" syndrome, which in turn means that a study merely getting published gives it merit, and thus this becomes an end in itself. Never mind that a goodly number of these "results" cannot be duplicated, or that no one seems to care.
To add to the fun, I describe an interview from a few years ago, with a researcher who essentially omitted her published work was garbage.
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