Originally posted by vishvahetu
Yes it was that interveiw, but i wish not to exspand on that, as i am just a lay person.
However, the scientists who propagate the therory of evolution, have a shabby past of doctoring and manipulating evidence, in their scramble to the next Nobel Prize.
I think, in light of the link I posted, your opening post is disingenuous.
Now, you are changing your attention toward another subject. The idea that localized instances of scientific misconduct within some field warrant your wholesale impugnment of that field, is pretty ridiculous. Back a decade or so ago, a committee of his peers demonstrated quite conclusively that Jan Hendrik Schon committed scientific misconduct on his way ostensibly toward any number of prizes and accolades in condensed matter physics, in the form of numerous instances of data substitution and outright data falsification. I guess then we ought to just throw out physics along with evolutionary theory? Please get serious. It is nearly certain that at least some instances of misconduct will exist in nearly every major field of science. Why, then, according to your own line of reasoning, are you only throwing out evolutionary theory?
There is no doubt that such instances of scientific misconduct are serious matters. It is a credit to scientific communities that many of the instances are unearthed and dealt with seriously (for instance, you can easily find online the formal committee report on Hendrik Schon's case issued by Beasley et al, and perhaps it will give you some appreciation for the care given to such matters). The inference from localized instances of misconduct to wholesale rejection of related huge bodies of scientific work is generally unwarranted. It does major injustice to the numerous scientists who do carry out their tasks responsibly. It also plays you for something of a fool, since it demonstrates your readiness to dismiss their work without even making effort to assess their work on its actual merits. (I see that, from your own admission, you are likely too ignorant on the topic to carry out such assessment anyway.)