Everything is not what it seems -Leia P.

Immediately I could tell that just by reading the first page of chapter 1 Bergley's Bombshell, was a huge slap in the face for anyone who looked up to scientists. Who saw them as people who always searched for the truth and found solutions to make the world a better place. I've always heard people... Continue Reading →

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Cutting corners and committing outright fraud -Jacqueline A.

While reading chapter 8, “A Broken Culture”, of the book Rigor Mortis, I discovered how the research on biomedical science has been completely corrupted throughout many years. Many scientists would rather take the shortest route with less research in order to be the first person to publish research on a specific experiment that has not... Continue Reading →

It’s Okay to Make a Mistake – Lanna A

A large issue with human nature has always been pride. We've taken pride in the strangest and smallest of things. Braces are used to correct teeth, we lose weight for the appearance of it (skinny or obese), our height somehow determines control, etc. We also take pride in intellectual aspects. A girl who scored an... Continue Reading →

The Magic Number – Audra K.

  Out of everything Chapter 6 of Rigor Mortis talks about, the way that Harris reflects on how the OvaCheck blood tests were still promoted and recommended even after being questioned and proven inaccurate is one of the biggest parts that stuck with me. This connects back to failed trials, which are described in the... Continue Reading →

Messy Misidentified Cell Lines -Jacqueline A.

  Before reading chapter five, "Trusting the Untrustworthy" from Richard Harris'  Rigor Morris, I had absolutely no idea about how inaccurate cell lines and antibodies could be. Cell lines can be misidentified, contaminated and redundant, causing researchers and scientists to stray away from any correct conclusions and end up with false ones. Scientists can be... Continue Reading →

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