Instapundit, the source of all things, links to a Times article on the “alarming increase” in scientific misconduct found in retracted science papers. And those are just the ones that got caught. Note the reasoning:
While the fraudulent papers may be relatively few, he went on, their rapid increase is a sign of a winner-take-all culture in which getting a paper published in a major journal can be the difference between heading a lab and facing unemployment. “Some fraction of people are starting to cheat,” he said.
What? You mean people–including even scientist-type people–respond to incentives? That’s crazy! Somebody should write a paper on that!
But whatever you do, don’t argue with it. It’s science!