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Has any broad scientific consensus ever been based on corruption rather than evidence?

One of the most disturbing trends in modern politics (at least in America - I can't comment on other countries) is public distrust of science and scientists. There is by now an overwhelming ...
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Timeline of measurements of the electron's charge

Where can I find a paper or reference that describes the timeline of measurements of the magnitude of the electron's electric charge. For context, Millikan's oil drop experiment in 1908 determined ...
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What are the earliest accounts of publication bias?

Publication bias is a huge issue is some academic fields. What are the earliest accounts of publication bias? As requested in the comments, publication bias intuitively means that if you read one ...