Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?
William Edward Woody (email@example.com)
Tue, 20 Aug 1996 00:22:30 -0700
In article <32173FF3.4B64@megafauna.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> The Milikan oil-drop experiment measured the *charge* of the electron,
> not the *mass*.
> Otherwise, your point is well taken. Data-fudging -- even unconscious
> data-fudging -- in not uncommon. However, the career of any scientist
> whio is caught intentionally fudging data is over.
Energy, mass; what's the difference?
But the punch line is that people *knew* he fudged his data; just that
he was the biggest scientist on the block, so people tended to fall in
line behind him rather than kick him out of the "approved scientists"
(But no-one could bring it to say publically that Milikan fudged
It's just one of the more interesting examples of how presumptions
in science recks the experimental results.
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