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“Trust the Science?” How About “Trust the Fraud”

Science or Fraud? And is there a place for trust? Read more in this week’s edition of “Beyond Ironic”.

Those who still “trust the science” might take note that the well-known scientific journal, Nature, retracted more than 10,000 papers in 2023—a new record1. They call it a problem of “sham papers and peer-review fraud.” Who knew? Actually, real scientists and the people who publish these journals have known for years.


Recently, Wiley, a publisher of scientific journals, withdrew 11,000 “peer reviewed papers” they determined were fake. Funny the “peer reviewers” didn’t notice that. The scientific fraud is so bad that Wiley decided to permanently shut down 19 of it’s “scientific” journals. As Zero Hedge2 reported (commenting on an article in Nova),


217-year-old Wiley science publisher has reportedly "peer reviewed" more than 11,000 papers that were determined to be fake without ever noticing. The papers were referred to as "naked gobbledygook sandwiches", Australian blogger Jo Nova wrote on her blog last week.

"It’s not just a scam, it’s an industry," she said. "Who knew, academic journals were a $30 billion dollar industry?"

According to Nova's post, professional cheating services are employing AI to craft seemingly "original" academic papers by shuffling around words. For instance, terms like "breast cancer" morphed into "bosom peril," and a "naïve Bayes" classifier turns into "gullible Bayes." Similarly, in one paper, an ant colony was bizarrely rebranded as an "underground creepy crawly state." The misuse of terminology extends to machine learning, where a 'random forest' is whimsically translated to 'irregular backwoods' or 'arbitrary timberland'.

Nova writes that shockingly, these papers undergo peer review without any rigorous human oversight, allowing egregious errors, like converting 'local average energy' to 'territorial normal vitality', to slip through. The publisher Wiley has confessed that fraudulent activities have rendered 19 of its journals so compromised that they must be shuttered.


“Science” has made an industry out of fraud. It's yet another reminder of why blindly "trusting the science" may not always be the best decision.


It is Beyond Ironic that science—for centuries touted as using logic, reason, and experimentation as a counter to superstition and blind faith—now asks us to "trust" fraud and the pursuit of wealth and power.


Where does trust belong? Let’s remember that trust is a characteristic of human relationships. Trust has nothing to do with science. A real scientist doesn’t say, “I trust you.” A real scientist says, “Show me your data and I’ll do my own analysis. Show me your experimental method and I’ll do that experiment myself.”


Now that so many scientists have shown themselves to be untrustworthy, let’s put them into the same category as used car salesmen. If you want to be scientific—do you own research!


God Bless You!


1. Richard Van Noorden, More Than 10,ooo Research Papers Were Retracted in 2023—A New Record, Nature, December 12, 2023.



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The Jaxen Report had a bit a week or so ago regarding how Big Pharma is behind thousands of new “peer reviewed papers” designed to target non-pharmaceutical health products like Vitamin D. There were 20,000 nonsense articles about why Vitamin D isn’t good.

Donald Lee
Donald Lee
28 juin
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Quite right. The general public has no idea that thousands of "medical" papers are actually ghost-written by people in Big Pharma and doctors get money and prestige to put their names on them as "authors." Many of these papers aren't even based on research. They're just fiction. We live in a theater world.

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