The Way It Should Be

A story posted by Mike Dunford at Questionable Authority describes how science is supposed to work. It goes: a scientist was reading a paper and she thought she saw an error so she contacted the author. Together, they slogged through the Perl script to find the source. The author who wrote the code asked to retract that paper since the conclusions based on that faulty code were invalid. "All concerned should be proud of themselves," Dunford concludes.

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