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Unformatted text preview: Thomas Molineaux Professor Veggian 15 September 2010 English 101 The public as a whole portrays the average scientist as a man in a lab coat with vast amounts of knowledge in a particular area. He conducts experiments daily and discovers new possibilities through his accurate findings. However, this reputation can be easily tarnished when a member of the scientific community chooses to abandon his integrity and instead choose to use data that would support his claims. This is precisely what this controversial article is about. Marc Hauser, a leading expert in his field, has been accused of falsifying data to better support his claims. This is one of the most important rules in the scientific field. In his defense, Hauser asserted that, “I acknowledge that I made some significant mistakes and I am deeply disappointed that this has led to a retraction and two corrections…” (Wade). The statement made by Marc Hauser gives the interpretation that he regrets his actions, but merely cites them as...
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2010 for the course SOCI 100 taught by Professor Mcgee during the Spring '10 term at East Carolina University .
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