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silkyalbatross59 karma

I'm convinced that anyone who says they understand fugacity makes up words until everyone else just goes away.

silkyalbatross52 karma

Fellow scientist here. I work in a lab now and fortunately have yet to see any of this disgusting activity take place. I'd like to say a couple things.

One, if you blew the whistle on these people isn't all the info on them, such as who they are and what they were forging, already available? I believe that the best course of action (maybe not for you personally, but for the good of scientific integrity) is to make these asshats as public as possible. Fake research has NO PLACE in our journals and records, and does nothing but harm the progress of our collective intelligence.

Second, rest assured that no matter what, these people will eventually be exposed. No researcher can get away with this sort of bullshit completely. If their methods are out there, you can bet that others will try to replicate them, even if only to use them as a springboard to other things. When the results of these experiments all contradict the findings that came from this lab, people will start to wonder. It may take time, but you can't just publish fake data and expect everyone to say "Hmmmm that's nice" and leave it at that.

Lastly, keep your head up, you did the right thing and don't let anyone tell you otherwise :) I believe one of the things that is most lacking in our society is some accountability. People get away with too much shit nowadays. Your higher-ups are akin to a 3-year-old throwing a tantrum because someone caught him stealing a pack of gum. Thank you for not being afraid to expose them, and potentially save some people from unnecessary harm to serve a few horrible people's egos.

silkyalbatross31 karma

Look on the bright side, now you get to go into the preferences menu of every software you use, and FINALLY use the "Mono" sound option! but f'real hope it gets better

silkyalbatross13 karma

Fuckin' Frank. Goddamn.

silkyalbatross13 karma

100 duck-sized Noam Pikelnys could play one hell of a dueling banjos set.