Skip to comments.Jane Goodall Book Held Back After Accusations of Plagiarism
Posted on 03/25/2013 6:47:38 PM PDT by Steelfish
Jane Goodall Book Held Back After Accusations of Plagiarism
Alison Flood 25 March 2013
Leading primatologist Jane Goodall's forthcoming book has been postponed after she was found to have lifted some passages from websites including Wikipedia.
An expert asked by the Washington Post to review Goodall's Seeds of Hope, which was due out next month, spotted that some passages in the book echoed various other sources. The paper published a report last week which claimed that at least 12 sections in the book were lifted from other websites, and which included an admission from Goodall of her failure correctly to cite her sources.
"It is important to me that the proper sources are credited, and I will be working diligently with my team to address all areas of concern," Goodall said. "My goal is to ensure that when this book is released it is not only up to the highest of standards, but also that the focus be on the crucial messages it conveys."
Seeds of Hope, an examination, according to its publisher, of "the critical role that trees and plants play in our world", combines Goodall's own stories with more detailed information about plants. It is in the latter sections, found the Washington Post last week, that "the instances of borrowing creep in". (snip)
Examples cited by the paper include a section on organic farming. "According to Oxfam, a British non-profit agency working to put an end to poverty worldwide, the spraying of pesticides on tea estates is often done by untrained casual daily-wage workers, sometimes even by children and adolescents," writes Goodall a sentence that also appears on the website Choice Organic Teas, word for word.
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A leftist fraud? Color me stunned!
“”My goal is to ensure that when this book is released it is not only up to the highest of standards, but also that the focus be on the crucial messages it conveys.””
So Jane, did you write the book or not? Because if you wrote it, you’d know what was in it. You know...to meet those high standards.
Someone in media might want to point that out. Oh what am I saying they want to do ANYTHING BUT point out the fraud of their pet lib brethren.
I have an actual belief in the trueness of the heart of Jane Goodall.
Cause if she wanted to just promote monkeys she coulda just stayed here and wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times.
Death is running at me faster the the speed of right..light...white...night;right?
She’ll blame it on not checking a reasearch assistant’s sloppy work. She’ll get a pass. They always do.
I wonder if Jane’s ghost writer is a twentysomething graduate of government education institutions?