Monique reported about a fraud in science here. I don't want to hijack that thread but I'd like to discuss some ethical aspects about that. Ethics doesn't seem to have an own forum. Arguable it could be in P&WA, I don't know. There are several instances of fraud like that, the most notorious in the history up to now is that of Lysenko that lead to the notion of Lysenkoism: Eventually Lysenko's pseudoscience lead to a massive crisis in the Sovjet Union. Factors that could promote lysenkoism, imo, is misusing the media -always looking for startling news- to create hype and maybe also the subconsious notion of true honest scientists, that all scientists are truly honest, like themselfs, and they may not always be tempted not to challenge a peers, especially re Betrand Russell: So is a Lysenko type of crisis thinkable and would it help if science and scienctific fraud is a mandatory study item in all scientific education? And do we need a hippocratic-type of oath to go with a scientific title?