Science - Scientists are human
In this day of science as authority, we often forget that scientists are human. They make mistakes, the can act out of selfishness and greed instead of honesty and virtue.
This latest case of 30 year vetern anthropologist, Professor Reiner Protsch von Zieten falsifying dates for fame and glory is just the latest in a long line of scientists gone bad.
You can read about it Here or Here.
I wonder how often this professors 'findings' were taught as fact in schools and universities around the world.
I often here that science is self-checking, but if something takes 30 years to find out, how is that really self-checking?
Scott Ott at Scrappleface has of course captured the issue with his fine brand of sarcastic wit.