"citing any scientists who disagree is illegal"

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"citing any scientists who disagree is illegal"

Mensagem por Torgal » sexta ago 30, 2019 7:15 am

https://forbetterscience.com/2019/08/27 ... s-version/

Does the fact that some German scientists try very hard to be at the top of this ranking
https://retractionwatch.com/the-retract ... aderboard/ in which they occupy the 2nd, the 5th and 15th places has anything to do with it ? Of course not because here in my country we have a German leading our national program Startup Portugal http://startupportugal.com/startup-visa and he recently said that German society hates success. So if Germans hate success then the fairy tale told above can only be a very real one. I especially like the following part:

"citing any scientists who disagree is illegal In The Name of German People"

P.S - Heads up: Its the same grand scientist mentioned in the email below.
The scientific director of the pharaonic human brain project

De: F. Pacheco Torgal
Enviado: 15 de setembro de 2018 6:07
Assunto: The 1 billion euro research project

Science journalist Leonid Scheider just interviewed one of the Diretors of the Human Brain project. Below an interesting part that i collect from that interview:

"…neuroscientist Prof Wim Crusio https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wim_Crusio commented in this regard:
“If I would have to evaluate as reviewer a research proposal aiming to simulate a Drosophila brain on a €1bn budget over 10 years, I’d nix them for being overly optimistic. If the aim were to simulate a mouse brain, I’d inquire as to what they had been smoking when they wrote that application and recommend they start taking their meds again. Simulating a human brain? Comparing that with simulating materials and such? I’m afraid I’d actually be left speechless, although probably rolling on the floor howling with laughter…“
https://forbetterscience.com/2018/09/14 ... in-amunts/

Also worth seeing https://www.letemps.ch/sciences/une-nou ... in-project

Could those 1000 million euro had been spent in a more useful way ?