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“Science” no longer trustworthy: BMJ op-ed suggests all health research should be considered fraudulent until proven otherwise


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As long as the incentives are perverse and there are no adults in the room, this will be the norm.

"Former The British Medical Journal (BMJ) editor Richard Smith penned an opinion piece for the journal suggesting that health research has become so corrupted and untrustworthy that people should just assume it is fraudulent and false until proven otherwise.

Entitled “Time to assume that health research is fraudulent until proven otherwise?” Smith’s article reveals how research fraud is a systemic problem that dates back decades – and is only getting worse."




"This problem beginning in the 1990s when the NIH shifted from funding basic research to "translational" research. Once it became a business endeavor aimed at IP development, rather than an attempt to understand biology, things went downhill. This will not get fixed by regulation, it will get fixed by more funding of basic science. Diverting 5% of the military budget (the bulk of discretionary spending) to the NIH would double NIH funding and allow many more labs to conduct research. As it is now, many smaller labs are starved for funding, and the larger labs that strive for IP drug development are over-funded."

Even if the shots killed every child under 20 who takes it, they’d write off the death to something else and recommend that kids get the shot. The brainwashing is that bad. It’s stunning. Facts do not matter.  While not a topic in this article, fraud for political purposes is also rampant in medical and scientific study. It is becoming impossible to 'trust' the science when so much of it is lies and deceit.

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12 minutes ago, railfancwb said:

Once misbehavior has destroyed trust what, if anything, can restore that trust?

Time and integrity.

We may have time, but integrity is sorely lack9ng and shall be for the foreseeable future.

The pursuit of knowledge has become the pursuit of money and  has  been that way for a long time.

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