Big Trouble at Bell Labs: The Schon Case
Science Article: "Bell Labs Fires Star Physicist Found Guilty of Forging Data,"
Bell Labs Committee Report
Nature LA times
Articles on Scientific Misconduct
"Experts advise whistleblowers to maintain objectivity, learn the rules,
and get early legal counsel "..... "The ORI, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, found
in a 1995 survey that more than two-thirds of whistleblowers to scientific
misconduct experienced some sort of negative consequences for their actions.
Retaliation can include marginalization, firings, loss of promotions, and
even death threats."
Conduct and Misconduct in Science , by David Goodstein
"Furthermore, scientists are not disinterested truth-seekers, they are
more like players in an intense, winner-take-all competition for scientific
prestige, or perhaps merchants in a no-holds barred market-place of ideas."
Scientific Fraud and the Power Structure of Science, Brian Martin
" Early on, when I had just begun to think and write about this subject,
one of my very distinguished Caltech colleagues came to see me, and
said, in effect, "Look, son, let me explain to you how all this works.
Scientific truth is the coin of the realm. Faking data means
counterfeiting the coin. That's a serious crime. All this
other stuff you talk about, plagiarism, authorship problems
and so on, that's just a matter of who's been handling the
coins. That's much less important."
"Mathematician Alexandre Grothendiek, a professor at Montpelier University,
wrote in a letter declining to receive the Crafoord prize that "... during
the past two decades, the ethics of the scientific profession (at least
among mathematicians) has declined to such a degree that pure and simple
plundering among colleagues (especially at the expense of those who are
not in a position to defend themselves) has almost become the rule, and
in any case is tolerated by all, even in the most flagrant and