Saturday, October 29, 2005

MIT Professor Fired

At MIT, a biology professor named Luk Van Parijs has been fired for fabricating data. I first ran across this at Slashdot, which also reminded us of the infamous Jan Hendrik, a man whom some considered a Nobel Prize candidate. I blame computers, they are just making it too easy to fabricate data. Seriously though, I have run across some paranoid academic types who think other people are getting the jump on them, stealing their ideas or whatever. If the news is to be believed, it seems that most academic impropiety is just garden variety plagarism or fabricating data.


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