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Combat paper mills with slow science, not warring AIs


Might industrial-scale scientific misconduct kill the publish-or-perish culture that spawned it, asks John Whitfield

Call me nostalgic, but scientific fraud isn’t what it once was.

Twenty years ago, unmasked academic fraudsters were unusual and generally a big deal. They had ambition—publishing in Science and Nature, making claims that promised to revolutionise fields, even being tipped for Nobels. When they fell, they fell from a height. 

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