Retired Wellington researcher makes waves exposing bad science

Retired Wellington researcher makes waves exposing bad science
David Bimler, aka Smut Clyde, is on the warpath against junk science. (Image: BusnessDesk)
Greg Hurrell
A retired Wellington psychology researcher is on a mission against bad science, and he’s attracting international attention.David Bimler has been featured in Le Monde and Nature and is a prominent contributor to the website For Better Science, writing under the handle Smut Clyde. Those take-no-prisoner articles are infused with a wry wit and heavily illustrated, sometimes with stills from Monty Python.In May, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that Wiley, a US publisher founded in 1807, had retracted more than 11,300 papers that appea...

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