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Scientific American censors blog post for not being scientific enough

rogue-girl (2837165) writes | about 9 months ago

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rogue-girl (2837165) writes "The popular science magazine 'Scientific American' is getting hard time after it removed a blog post by contributor DNLee, blogging at Urban Scientist. DNLee's post discussed integrity in science and misconduct from science communicators. DNLee has been approached by BiologyOnline staff Ofek who invited her to contribute. When DNLee asked for compensation details and learned she'd be writing for free, she kindly turned down the offer. In response, Ofek called her a "whore". DNLee wrote a post on her Scientific American blog, but the post was removed. It also appears that Biology Online is SciAm's partner, but SciAm's editor in chief Mariette di Christina claimed the partnership has nothing to do with the removal, but pulling it down is due to insufficient scientific content. DNLee's original post has been reposted here, and a Storify with (outraged) reactions is also available."

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Ofek Has It Backwards (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 9 months ago | (#45109677)

DNLee is not a "whore". He is a "rapist".

Puzzling (2)

barista (587936) | about 9 months ago | (#45109987)

There are other posts at Scientific American that aren't about discovering science [scientificamerican.com] yet are allowed to remain. DNLee's original post should have should have been allowed to remain, since discussion about scientific integrity [slashdot.org] and the integrity of scientific [slashdot.org] publications [slashdot.org] , is often as important as science itself.
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