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Fallout from Hauser affair spreads

For background to the scientific misconduct charges circulating around Marc D Hauser have a look at A paper by Marc Hauser retracted – Harvard Magazine, A sympathetic take on Marc Hauser and the “scientific misconduct” issue, Hauser misconduct investigation – … Continue reading

Marc Hauser replies – acknowledges mistakes

Here is Marc Hauser’s response to the charge of scientific misconduct (from USA Today Updated: Harvard says Marc Hauser guilty of science misconduct). Hopefully we are seeing an example of science correcting itself. I am deeply sorry for the problems … Continue reading

Hauser misconduct investigation – Full text of Dean’s statement

Well, we now have an official statement from Michael Smith, the Harvard dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, on the Hauser “misconduct” affair. It’s an email sent to Harvard University faculty members. It was also sent to New … Continue reading

A sympathetic take on Marc Hauser and the “scientific misconduct” issue

Greg Laden has provided a sympathetic take on the news of the scientific misconduct investigation of Marc Hauser (see What I know about Marc Hauser, the recently ‘investigated’ Harvard primatologist). He doesn’t have any more specific information on the alleged … Continue reading

A paper by Marc Hauser retracted – Harvard Magazine

Well, this could be embarrassing. But I hope not. Marc Hauser, who was one of the participants in the “New Science of Morality” seminar (see The new science of morality and Is and ought) is under a cloud. His Harvard … Continue reading

Answering questions on morality

I want to spend a few posts answering some of the questions commenters have raised on my science of morality articles here and at the SciBlogs syndicated version (Open Parachute@ SciBlogs). See, for example, Foundations of human morality. Those articles represent … Continue reading

Culture and the scientific renaissance

Book review: Science Is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Society Edited by Adam Bly Price: US$10.87; NZ$26.99 Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Harper Perennial; Original edition (October 12, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0061836540 ISBN-13: 978-0061836541 Adam Bly … Continue reading

Scientific misconduct and skepticgate

I have been interested in scientific misconduct recently – partly as a result of the Hauser scandal. Consequently I was reading about a recent conference on the subject. The documents included plagiarism right up there with the more commonly accepted … Continue reading

A scientific consensus on human morality

There has been some local discussion of the scientific approach to morality. Unfortunately some of this has concentrated on only one source (a TED talk by Sam Harris – see Can science answer moral questions?). I believe Sam makes some … Continue reading

The myth of the noble scientist

David Goodstein used this term to describe: the long-discredited Baconian view of the scientist as disinterested seeker of truth who gathers facts with mind cleansed of prejudices and preconceptions. The ideal scientist, in this view, would be more honest than … Continue reading