Adventures in Ethics and Science

Archives for June, 2008

Walking across the field to school the other morning: Younger offspring: How come the earth is round but when you’re walking on it, it looks flat? Dr. Free-Ride: The earth is pretty big. We’re so tiny compared to the earth that the curvature isn’t something we notice. Elder offspring: This field would barely be a…

Because Abi asked me to, I’m going to discuss the fascinating case of the Hellinga retractions. Since this is another case where there is a lot to talk about, I’m going to take it in two parts. In the first part, working from the Chemical & Engineering News article by Celia Henry Arnaud (May 5,…

Following up on the post in which I examined how the SVP Ethics Education Committee responded to the allegations of unethical conduct that have come to be known as “Aetogate,” this post will discuss what the committee identifies as the “lessons learned” from this investigation. Once again, I’ll be drawing from the Statement from the…