Cracked: 6 Reasons You Can’t Trust Science Anymore
The scientific method — make an observation, form a hypothesis, test your prediction, obtain data — is the cornerstone of science, right up there with dramatically removing your glasses and exclaiming, “My god …” But modern science has added a step you didn’t learn about in third grade: publish your results. Publication is an important way for scientists to share research and advance their careers. Here’s how it’s destroying science.
Have you ever wondered why it took The Lancet about a decade to admit that
Doctor Andrew Wakefield was full of crap? That’s hardly an abominably. It turns out that “peer review” is far, far easier to legally claim than calling yourself a MD. Scientific publications are more concerned about profit and prestige than ethics or integrity.