A biased scientific result is no different from a useless one

is a quote from a recent Nature column “Beware the creeping cracks of bias”. A great article, that summarizes why the impact oriented biomedical science is at risk producing meaningless and useless results:

Nothing will corrode public trust more than a creeping awareness that scientists are unable to live up to the standards that they have set for themselves. Useful steps to deal with this threat may range from reducing the hype from universities and journals about specific projects, to strengthening collaborations between those involved in fundamental research and those who will put the results to use in the real world. There are no easy solutions.

Can add numerous examples in all fields where I have an overview – the most recent example is a book that I found only by a Google Scholar alert…