Proposed Law on Scientific Integrity
Posted on June 27, 2016
Falsifying formal science ought to be illegal.
Formal science could be defined as:
— anything published in a journal which self-identifies as “formal science.”
— anything submitted as evidence in a regulatory procedure or legislative hearing and self-described as “formal science.”
Falsifying would need to be narrowly defined as misrepresentation of data or data description or algorithms or algorithm output.
However, it might also be helpful to add concealing any financial support as a falsification.
Then regulatory agencies could be instructed to downgrade or ignore evidence not labeled as formal science.
Note that honest journalistic accounts and citizen submissions could legitimately be labeled “formal science” in this sense if they were not based on lies.