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Most people have heard about fake news, but recently fake science has also become an issue. Dag O. Hessen claims that the life of researcher can be compared to a rat race where time is mostly spent on writing applications for money for projects that need to fulfill stricter requirements for short-term benefits. At the same time the commercial influence on academia is rising, while politicians all around the world choose to look away from scientific insights. This threatens the core values for the modern western society: the seek for truth, enlightenment and a scientific way of thinking.
Come to ask your questions to an experienced scientist which recently published a book about fake science.