The Misconduct of Science?

Scientific research maintains a delicate balance between knowledge and novelty, curiosity and discovery. But, nowadays, research is increasingly misdirected toward lucrative prizes, professional recognition, and financial gains – rewards that are suffocating the creativity and passion that true scientific progress demands.

WOLLERAU, SWITZERLAND – Scientific fraud, plagiarism, and ghost writing are increasingly being reported in the news media, creating the impression that misconduct has become a widespread and omnipresent evil in scientific research. But these reports are more an example of sensationalist media latching on to a hot topic than a true account of the deterioration of scientific values.