Wednesday, August 17, 2022

How easy is it to detect errors in scientific papers?

In a recent CAFC case, a panel voted 2-1 that an error in a graph would be apparent to ONE OF ORDINARY SKILL.

See for example

Pay attention to the dissent of Judge Newman.

SEPARATELY, the editors of PNAS accepted a paper (now retracted) with errors that were NOT apparent to one of EXTRAORDINARY SKILL.

Go figure.


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