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    Scientists Behaving Badly


    By Research Cooperative, 2023-04-17

    The following article has had some impact it seems - the JSPS in Japan is using it as reference material for its course on research ethics:

    Martinson, B.C., Anderson, M.S., and de Vries, R., "Scientists Behaving Badly," Nature , 435, 2005, p.737-738

    The authors highlight the need for attention to "Questionable Research Practices" (QRP), not only good or bad practices.

    When I went to Academia.edu to obtain a free download if the article, the bundle of related articles offered was very large, with (too) much to explore :-(

    The JSPS course also cites the following sources:

    National Academy of Sciences, Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process, Vol. 1. Washington, D.C., National Academy Press p.28 (1992)

    National Academy of Sciences. On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research: Third Edition . (2009). Available for free pdf download here:

    https://nap.nationalacademies.org/catalog/12192/on-being-a-scientist-a-guide-to-responsible-conduct-in


    I have discovered an enigmatic structure on the Moon which could probably be the first direct evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence on the Moon. It is a large structure adjacent to the Shackleton crater on the South Pole of the Moon which has a remarkable resemblance with the Sri Yantra. The Sri Yantra is placed in houses and religious buildings for prosperity and beneficial effects. If the structure sighted is confirmed to be a Sri Yantra, it could change the history of Lunar exploration as it happens to be an important part of the Indian religion, architecture and philosophy and has been described in the oldest religious text of the world, the Rigveda. Deployment of Sri Yantra on the Moon would mean the earliest attempt of colonization of the Moon by the ancient Indians. Alternatively, it could be a proof of extraterrestrial life and hence the answer to Fermi’s Paradox. It may also be a secret Lunar base of some country.

    In a serendipitous discovery, I have discovered an enigmatic structure on the Moon which could probably be the first direct evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence on the Moon. In my research paper published in the March 2023 issue of Nature and Science, an American journal published from New York, I have shown to have discovered a large structure adjacent to the Shackleton crater on the South Pole of the Moon which has a remarkable resemblance with the Sri Yantra. The actual photographs of the structure present on the Moon obtained from the Lunar imagery taken by the camera aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LROC) and available in the public domain have also been presented in the paper.

    The Sri Yantra is a very special geometrical device considered to be an essential part of Vaastu Shastra having powerful positive effects through the cosmic energy it attracts and the negativity it repels. The Sri Yantra is placed in houses and religious buildings for prosperity and beneficial effects. If the structure sighted by me on the Lunar surface is confirmed to be a Sri Yantra, it could change the history of Lunar exploration as it happens to be an important part of the Indian religion, architecture and philosophy and has been described in the oldest religious text of the world, the Rigveda. Deployment of Sri Yantra on the Moon would mean the earliest attempt of colonization of the Moon by the ancient Indians.

    Dr. Saxena is a retired Professor of Immunology from Ludhiana and has earlier served as Dean Postgraduate Studies at Patna and Scientific Advisor in the Indian Embassy in Russia. He has attended the first International Space Training Program organized jointly by the International Space University and NASA at MIT in USA where he worked on an International Lunar Base Design Project. Dr. Saxena had earlier discovered the lost Indian Lunar Lander Vikram and Rover Pragyan on the Moon jointly with his brother Jag Mohan Saxena, a retired Banker, challenging the NASA supported widely publicized claim of destruction of the ill fated Lander. The space enthusiast duo had published their findings on the Lander and Rover along with photographs showing both the Lander and the Rover intact as well as functional.

    Fig. 8. Sri Yantra like shape of the mystery object on the Moon.jpgFig. 9. Diagrammatic representation of a Sri Yantra.jpgFig. 5 Close up of the mysterious object.jpgFig. 7b. A 3D view of Sri Yantra like structure with precise slits on sharp edged metallic blades.jpg


    The following recommendations have been cited by the Japan Society for the Promotion Science (JSPS) in its 2023 course on research ethics. The ICMJE recommendations are useful for most research fields, not just medicine.

    For medicine there is obviously a critical need for care in the process of doing and publishing research.

    One can say the same thing about engineering or materials science, as poor methods of construction based on poor or misleading research can be just as dangerous to human life as poor medical practice based on poor or misleading research.

    SEE:

    International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)," Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals ," Updated December 2022.

    Photo: Deconstruction.

    This can also happen to bad research!

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