Harvard’s Damning Report on Marc Hauser’s Fraud Charges

Ever since Marc Hauser’s 2011 resignation from Harvard amid findings of scientific misconduct, observers, critics, colleagues, and defenders have argued about Just How Bad His Behavior Was or Wasn’t. Harvard’s refusal to release its full report encouraged this, since people could speculate freely about the actual evidence behind the findings. Did he commit minor or common transgressions […]

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Marc Hauser’s Evilicious Rebound From Fraud Draws Generous Puffs

Having written quite a bit about the ruckus raised when Harvard psychologist Marc Hauser was caught fabricating data and committing other acts of scientific misconduct, forcing his resignation, I was intrigued to hear he was self-publishing a book titled Evilicious. (Not making this up.) Today, Ivan Oransky at Retraction watch looks at an odd and […]

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War, Beauty, Balls, and Fraud

Neuron Culture’s Top 5 from July 1. Runaway most popular: The Toughest Plane Ever Built. This post about the plane in which my mother’s lover died spawned two amazing, entwined comment threads: one about tough planes; one about the morality of bombing cities. It also has pictures of B-17s that sustained unreal damage and flew home […]

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Marc Hauser Resigns from Harvard

Marc Hauser, the star psychologist and morality researcher accused of fraud, has resigned his position at Harvard. Appropriately, the Globe’s Carolyn Johnson, who covered this story better than anyone, breaks the story: Marc Hauser, a well-known Harvard psychology professor who has been on leave since an internal investigation found him guilty of eight counts of […]

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