Friday, 15 November 2002

Science in the dock

Listening to:

Haydn, symphony no. 86 in D major.

Stories about science controversies (physics specifically in these cases):

  • About a researcher at Bell Labs who was faking his results. This story is not so bad because the scientific method caught up with him in the end.

  • Physics papers that people think might be hoaxes, but where the community can’t seem to decide on the issue. The Register describes it, and links to this page by Arkadiusz Jadczyk. The Register reckons that the latter provides useful debunking of the article, but it also contains a lot of rather bizarre conspiracy theory rantings. Another summary is at John Baez’s page.

I’m off to see the new Harry Potter film tonight.