Let me just reply with many sciences, academics and former students undergrad or graduate will tamper with their research to achieve a certain result or deny a certain result. My professors didn't tolerate such scientific research.
Of course they will. One only has to look at the global warming lolfest as a prime example of that. However that has nothing at all to do with what I was referring to.
Your comments reminded me of a specific series of events back in the late 1990's, where pure science was being muddled by the usual looney leftists that infect a lot of higher learning.
The tenured professors studying and teaching their students 'cultural' and 'social' anthropology where teaching touchy-feely versions of what was basically marxist ideology and claiming it valid science. Their use of terms such as "humanism" and "human condition" should be a clue as to the nonsense they were up to.
Well the archaeologists and physical anthropology (biology/genetics) factions were all like WTF we're scientists they are not. Universities all over the place such as Duke. Columbia and Stanford then split their departments in two. The irrational factions were moved from the science department over into the humanities or liberal arts departments.
A number of the marxists teaching the bull crap got all butt hurt even going so far to let go of their tenure and move to an institution more accepting of leftist ideology.
If you search you will find a slew of news articles about the fights at the time. Marxists make a lot of noise when they get salty.
And for that matter, I'm the third person in the world to photograph individual RBCs on archaeological butchering tools from a stratified, recorded site, and one photo shows an RBC in the opening of a dessicated blood vessel. Most of which are more definitive then published photographs. Although the research stopped with my thesis completion and its 16 years old, my major professor (respected American Anthropologist in both Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology) still wants me to submit it to American Antiquity. You may be able to track it down by researching blood residue on stone tools, implements.
Really interesting. Although with a degree in science you shouldn't be so overwrought when someone presents you factual information.
I have an interest in the topic, but I don't eat it up to the degree I do physics and cosmology. I have a greater overarching interest in the history of science itself which naturally arose from my interest in theology. A general interest in history grew out of that. My progression of interests went sort of like the following...
Theology->History of Science->Physics->Cosmology->American History->Politics
Sort of my own version of playing a game of Civilization I guess! I'm very well read on all the above topics.