Skip to comments.A top Cornell food researcher has had 13 studies retracted. Thatís a lot.
Posted on 09/20/2018 7:15:00 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
Cornell says Brian Wansink committed academic misconduct, and is leaving the university. Hes a cautionary tale in bad incentives in science.
Thirteen of Wansinks studies have now been retracted, including the six pulled from JAMA Wednesday.
...To date, 13 of his papers have been retracted. And thats stunning given that Wansink was so highly cited and his body of work was so influential. Wansink also collected government grants, helped shape the marketing practices at food companies, and worked with the White House to influence food policy in this country.
(Excerpt) Read more at vox.com ...
He should be a climate researcher. They love altered data, laughable math, ridiculous computer models, all capped by the complete inability to predict anything.
And actors, politicians, and others to whom STEM curricula was anathema will love them.
LOL, good observation....
Diet Deniers!!!! Stone them!
According to the Cornell provost, Wansinks academic misconduct included the misreporting of research data, problematic statistical techniques, failure to properly document and preserve research results, and inappropriate authorship.
Michael "Hockey Stick" Mann, someone has stolen your research methods.
The university and he wanted government grants.
Government wanted his research to confirm or reject whatever things they wanted it to say.
He conducted his studies to give the government the results their grants paid for.
(Brian Wansink ) was appointed by the White House to be the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion Executive Director in charge of the Dietary Guidelines for 2010 and the Food Guide Pyramid (MyPyramid.gov).
0bama had his very own Lysenko.
You beat me to it! Those folks start with a conclusion. Then they bend the data to fit that conclusion. And if the falsification is obvious, they don't get shunned. Instead they get a Nobel Prize.
Also, see #8 0bama had his very own Lysenko.
Read this and find out. https://archive.org/details/implicationsofev00kerk
I want to know why the Mann-Steyn lawsuit is so stuck in Legal Log-jam mumbo jumbo in DC.
No legitimate scientist would ever advocate retracting the theory of evolution. Trying to deny the framework that gives sense and cohesion to the field of biology is as bad or even worse than trying to deny that X + Y chromosome = male.
Denying science is bad, regardless of which political side is doing it. Science will not fit into an ideology, no matter how much fanatics might try to twist it to do so.
“No legitimate scientist” There is the false premise. Please define.
” Science “
“No legitimate scientist would ever advocate retracting the theory of evolution.”
I know many scientists who reject evolution, in part because the evidence doesn’t support it, and in part because Scripture completely rejects it. If you reject God, of course, there is no option but evolution.
It is the No True Scotsman fallacy
However, I can see how he could choose to ignore data that might not seem supportive or relevant, but then, I can see how this would be an easy choice for so many researchers. Unfortunately, marketing personalities are not often rigorous personalities. Rigor talent goes to computer science, statistics, finance, accounting, medical, and engineering disciplines.
you mean the theory where dirt and sea-water spontaneously turn into life? Surely you must know that that's pretty much the exact same theory as the earlier discredited spontaneous generation theory of life, only dressed up with longer time periods and a little bit of extra mumbo-jumbo ...
btw, i love your false tautology that the act of challenging the THEORY of evolution automatically makes one a non-legitimate scientist ... oh, and you do know that exact same argument is made by those who adhere to the climate change religion, that is, only those who are not "legitimate" scientists challenge the global warming/climate change nonsense?
If they want to investigate something rotten at Cornell, let them do a complete review of the pro-Hanoi studies production of Prof. George McT. Kahin’s Indochina Studies Group.
In fact, check Kahin’s Red Chinese contacts going back to Indonesia in the 1950’s if not earlier. There is one journalist who knows where the red skeletons are buried.
Hanoi’s top “genocide/Hue Massacre/Bloodbath Theory” denier, Gareth D. Porter, was Kahin’s prize leftist with his “Myth of the Bloodbath” about what happened in No. Vietnam during Ho’s “Land Reform” programs from 1954-56, where he slaughtered tens of thousands, or more, of his own peasants who didn’t want his communist “reform” and devastation of their farming practices.
Others got printed in the Washington Post and/or New York Times during the war. Then they got their propaganda “Cambodian genocide” denying pieces published in leftwing magazines including the American Maoist-oriented “The Guardian” (Hildebrand and Gran, among others).
Yes, Cornell has produced very decent, honorable students in many fields, but their have also created “cancers against the truth” re the Vietnam/Indochina War which still poison minds today.
Those “cancers” must be exposed and expunged, just like they have done to Wansink. Otherwise, the “truth is still under attack” and Cornell will be complicate in its demise.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.