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Scientific error, scientific fraud: why did Gould claim Morton mismeasured skulls?
False theories die with disproof, but false data may live forever, or so my undergraduate advisor, Richard D. Alexander, told me. A single false fact can corrupt a dataset, a study, even a field. I remembered this as I counted … Continue reading
Posted in Experimental design, Scientific methods and pitfalls Tagged Brackenridge Field Laboratory, data falsification, experimental design, Gould, Mismeasure of Man, Morton, Paleontology, Richard D. Alexander, Samuel George Morton, scientific fraud, scientific misconduct, Stephen Jay Gould 2 Comments