Monthly Archives: February 2014

Week 5 Last years relgious citation “scandal”

If you have you missed the news last year, here is the article again: “http://jonathanmerritt.religionnews.com/2013/12/09/mars-hill-church-plagiarism-controversy-citation-errors/”   Many different versions of the truth, many different explanations, many tries of covering it up and talking themselves out of it – we will … Continue reading

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Week 4 -falsified research findings

The video and the alternate universe was great – http://ori.hhs.gov/thelab. It was very well done, even though I am  not sure how much it actually prevents people from falsifying data. I question the value of research data in general. I … Continue reading

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Week 3 – Judge for the Graduate Honor System

Having served as a graduate student panelist/judge for the graduate honor system for over two years now, I can only recommend it to everyone who hasn’t. It is not only very informative and interesting but also manages to scare the … Continue reading

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Week 2 – Becoming a Scientist

  Reading “On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research: Third Edition “ I almost had to stop reading at page 24 “Animal Subjects in Research”. I understand the importance of animal subjects, yet I am against … Continue reading

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Week 1 – Purpose of a University

I am always amazed what questions people ask themselves and others – I guess I am really “bland”. I never wondered what the purpose of a university is. For me it was a couple of buildings where people who want/need … Continue reading

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