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 →
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 →
All for the Profit and None for the People – Alex S.
Chapter 8: A Broken Culture exposed the corruption of research in the biomedical field due to a ‘pressure-to-publish’ atmosphere. Organizations around the world have turned their research into factory work. These businesses choose select projects that they know will be cheap, fast, and have a “wow factor” for their employees to publish in a big... Continue Reading →
Nature, Cell and Science. What about Truth? -Anne K.
Chapter 8 of the book Rigor Mortis is titled, “A Broken Culture.” Nothing more adequately sums up the message of this book than this title, as the issue behind the stiffness in biomedicine is entirely due to researcher’s job structure and requirements. What has become of the culture of biomedical research is slowing down progress and... 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 →
The Best for Breast Cancer Studies -Fatima R.
Before reading chapter five of Rigor Mortis, "Trusting the Untrustworthy", I had no idea that inaccuracies in cell lines and antibodies was a real issue faced in the world of research and study. Although it was easy to wrap my head around the idea of these type of mistakes as a possibility during experiments, I never... Continue Reading →
Stroke awareness: Courage, Faith, Hope and Strength – Taelor A.
After just reading the preface and the first chapter of Rigor Mortis I am truly offended that various scientists research and publish bad and wrong science. It was extremely shocking to find out the even after proof from scientists like Begley many people ignored the proof and didn't shed light on the situation, but instead... Continue Reading →
Shocking Truths- Charlen P.
The book "Rigor Mortis" started out with, " It was one of those things that everybody knew but was too polite to say", immediately it grabbed my attention. In the first chapter I learned how blunt the author is starting with the first sentence about the common danger in truth. This book taught me that... Continue Reading →