The Ethics of Citation

Earlier this week, Jordan Anaya asked an interesting question on Twitter:

Why do we blame the media for reporting on bad studies but we don’t blame scientists for citing bad studies?
— Omnes Res (@OmnesResNetwork) March 6, 2017
This got me thinking about what we might call the ethics of citation.

Citation is a little-discussed subject in science. Certainly, there’s plenty of talk about citations – about whether it is right to judge papers by the number of citations they receive, whet

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Light Being flies through closed sliding glass door without breaking the glass

This event was captured on a home security camera on March 11, 2017 at 2:20 am in Palm Springs California.

It started outdoors inside an 8 foot walled courtyard.

Then the being flew through a closed sliding glass door without breaking the glass.

Then it circled around the indoor kitchen before flying out of sight of the camera view range. It moves extremely fast and appears to flutter and could have wings.

Cam owner:”I am attaching the Canary camera video clip.” Mufon case 82611.

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Cassini spacecraft reveals Saturn’s ‘Flying Saucer’ Moon Pan

Dr Norman Bergrun is right that alien spacecraft have orbiting Saturn for years and that the rings of the planet are a massive meeting place for extraterrestrials?

On March 7, 2017 NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured clear images of Saturn’s moon Pan which is 22-mile wide (35km.)

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

But giving the odd shape of the moon that looks like a flying saucer we may wonder whether it is an artificial construction built by extraterrestrials.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Besides, the moon Pan is located in one of Saturn’s rings which could indicate that it might be an alien spacecraft, as Bergrun, author of ‘The Ringmakers of Saturn’ already said years ago.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

The raw, unprocessed images of Saturn’s moon Pan are the closest images ever taken by Cassini. The flyby had a close-approach distance of 24,572 kilometers (15,268 miles).

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