HT to JR Bentley for this tip —–
Advocates just can’t figure out why when it comes to climate change (read Global Warming) so many people are skeptical about the science. Well it’s not rocket science especially in light of the SCAMS that have been exposed over the past few years regarding the flimsy science behind it. And some of that “flimsy science” has in fact been outright falsifications.
Seems that the Inspector General for the National Science Foundation (NSF) issued a report recently alleging that 23 NSF scientists who applied for US taxpayer-funded research grants either plagiarized the text or manipulated the data but they were NOT barred from receiving any future grant money. In other words they lied about their research!
These falsifications took place in 2015 and 2016 according to the IG report. The IG found at least 8 instances in which the scientists deliberately manipulated the data and outright lied about the results of their research. To top it off officials with the NSF ignored recommended sanctions against these scientists and academics! Several were “temporary barred” (slap on the hands) from additional federal funding but almost all of them will be eligible for any future funding so they can, no doubt, conduct even further FAKE SCIENCE. One researcher was caught plagiarizing text into no less than five NSF proposals.
The IG reports says, “These actions were a significant departure from the standards of the research community, and therefore constituted research misconduct” (FRAUD). The IG report recommended that the NSF classify the plagiarism as “research misconduct” and require the researchers to complete A COURSE in proper Research Methods! Excuse me? A COURSE in Research Methods? Do you mean these liars never took such a course in college? What good would taking such a course do for these charlatans? Obviously they didn’t pay attention in college during their Research Methods courses!!
The IG report also recommended the researchers certify that their research over the past 3 years was not plagiarized and that the NSF bar the researchers from serving as NSF consultants, advisers, and peer-reviewers. The NSF accepted most of the IG recommendations but decided NOT to bar the researcher(s) from working for the NSF in any official capacity. That means what the NSF did was give these researchers a simple slap on the hands and tell them not to do it again which, frankly, I’m SURE they will.
In August of last year the IG also found that a university professor given NSF funding “falsified the status of a total of seven manuscripts in four NSF annual grant reports and four NSF proposals.” The IG also found that this professor “engaged in a total of 12 acts of research misconduct (fraud) in a CONTINUOUS PATTERN spanning SEVERAL YEARS.” In other words this professor is lying about his research and has been consistently lying about his research for MANY years! That IG report goes on to say, “The professor’s fabrication of data and falsification of manuscripts status were INTENTIONAL ACTS, fit a pattern of research misconduct, and were a significant departure from accepted practices.”
And what was the result of this IG report? The NSF simply barred this professor for ONE YEAR and required the professor to take A COURSE in proper Research Methods. This is completely OUTRAGEOUS! Do you mean to tell me that this PROFESSOR doesn’t know anything about proper Research Methods? I don’t believe that for a second. This professor should have been FORBIDDEN to ever receive tax payer funding in the future for anything!! Plainly, his “research” is INVALID but I’m sure it will continue to be pushed by advocates who will ignore the FACT that this professors research is one big LIE. This lying professor was NOT barred from serving as an NSF adviser, peer reviewer, or consultant for the NSF and that tells me that the NSF supports FAKE SCIENCE! So how can anyone believe ANY of the research put out by the NSF? Personally, I think it is time to put the NSF out of commission as OBVIOUSLY they do NOT support REAL SCIENCE but promote FAKE AND LYING SCIENCE that is NOT even SCIENCE at all.
I agree with the American Thinker article when it says, “there is no incentive in government to punish cheating largely because of the cliquish nature (read Good Ole Boy Network) of the scientific community that MILKS the government for research money.” They not only MILK the government but they also MILK the American taxpayer! And it appears to me that “cheaters” are REWARDED instead of punished. And how come these researchers aren’t being PROSECUTED FOR FRAUD???
Here’s the most frightening statement in the article. “Today’s cheaters might be tomorrow’s judges of who gets grant money. This lack of desire to discipline cheaters is probably MORE common than one scientific agency.” Sorry but after reading this I no longer call the NSF a “scientific agency.”
We are not talking a few funding bucks here. We are talking BILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS! The government’s attitude seems to be “business as usual” slap the cheaters on the hands and tell them not to do it again. Oh yeah, and make these PHD’s take ANOTHER course in Research Methods. And an Ethics Class? LOL that won’t happen either! Besides neither class would do these charlatans one bit of good obviously!
After this revelation about the NSF, Climategate, and last weeks discovery that both NASA and NOAA are lying about record high temps in Central Africa who could possibly believe ANY “science” put out in support of global warming? Add to this last weeks revelation by a U.N. official that the “global warming agenda is really about destroying Capitalism” and we begin to see the REAL reason behind the global warming push! That UN official made this statement at a news conference held in Brussels by Christiana Figueres who is the UN Executive Secretary for the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change. She basically told reporters that the goal of the UN global warming push was to not save the world from ecological calamity, but to destroy capitalism.
What an ABSOLUTE SNOW JOB!!