Faking science data is no joke, except on TV's Big Bang Theory

Research can be frustrating, and researchers can act like real jerks when their experiments fail or don’t produce the expected results. But is this ever a reason to falsify data? The season premier of the popular CBS television show “The Big Bang Theory,” which aired Sept. 21, dealt with the ethics and consequences of faking results.

SPOILER ALERT: I am going to discuss the plot of this episode in detail. So if you haven’t seen the show yet and you don't want to know what happens, please come back and read this after you have watched the show.


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