学术欺骗之谜

科学及科学工作者的行为从来就不是完美的。想想韩国科学家黄禹锡吧,他声称已从他克隆的人体胚胎中提取干细胞,结果却是这项研究却根本就是欺世盗名。黄刚被汉城国立大学解雇,他的六位合作者要么被停职要么被削减工资。

黄及其同事绝非仅有。近些年为了回应大肆宣扬和极尽诽谤之能事的丑闻,许多大学和一些国家级研究供资机构成立了“机构审查委员会”来处理违反所谓“研究伦理学”的行为。

可是,需要那些委员会吗?如果需要,他们应以怎样的态度开展工作?

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