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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

How to stop a scientist

What will you do, as an executive of a company, when a scientist is about to repeat a study that shows that your product might have some health issues?

Option 1 – try to understand the study and fix the product.

Option 2 – Try and stop the study from being repeated, mmm this is much quicker and much cheaper!

How to do it?

Step 1 - wait until the researcher is on holiday or sick with limited access to emails and info about what is going on in his labs.

Step 2 – offer the institute in which the researcher is working an offer it can't refuse. Offer some money donation for new labs if and when the researcher will be stopped or at least delayed.

Step 3 – When the researcher will return and understand what is going on, give him the explanation that it is just a temporary delay and for the benefit of the institute. Offer him a smaller lab that will take a while to build up.

Sound like a conspiracy theory? Well , it is possible that this is what happened to professor Olle Johansson, when he tried to repeat a study about the health effect of electromagnetic radiation done by Dr. Magda Havas

Read more about it at:

Details about Professor Olle Johansson:

Dr. Magda Havassite:

A video interview with Professor Olle Johansson

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