Imagine a world without scientific disclosure of evidence in research. Remember that the world as people know it today is changing because of current advances in scientific evidence, as well as many other revelations of scientific truth, over the years.
Academic training as a professional researcher is costly. Many professional researchers work for years experimenting, developing theories and proving them with scientific evidence. In conjunction with their work, which often may be particularistic in nature, other professional researchers also find answers and build on them.
When there is non-disclosure on a scientific plane, others, including professional researchers, developers and educators, become concerned.
“Do the “death of evidence” warnings of Canadian scientists alarm you?”
Perhaps everyone should be alarmed to some extent by the possibility of non-disclosure of evidence in scientific research, as it potentially affects everyone. In reality, no one really knows how much scientific evidence is suppressed or hidden.
Failure to disclose scientific truth leads to the ‘death’ of evidence, possibly the end of research in certain areas. Without scientific disclosure of evidence to other researchers, major advances in science can prove meaningless, as researchers invariably build on each other’s work, as much as their own.
Many scientific problems are relatively complex in nature, not just limited to one particular aspect of research. Approached from many different directions, the answers realized by professional scientific researchers are limitless.
Non-disclosure of evidence in scientific research can be an attempt by a researcher or organization to prevent others from ‘stealing’ what could prove to be major scientific advances, in some way. Each professional researcher tries to protect his or her own work, expecting appropriate remuneration for the same.
In terms of research, there is always the element of funding to consider. At the same time, scientific research is extremely costly and professional researcher’s salaries have to be paid. Suppression of evidence can be an attempt to prevent the necessity of organizational or government funding.
There are times when suppression of scientific evidence is appropriate. For example, non-disclosure can be an attempt to prevent a premature release of evidence in the scientific realm where potential harm could result, if there is potential malicious intent on the part of a third party.
Suppression of scientific evidence is failure to disclose the truth. Thus, scientific disclosure of research evidence must be ethical in nature. Professional researchers trained with respect to the ethics of disclosure will deal with scientific discovery rightly. Disclosure of scientific evidence is truth revealed.