One response is: 1. “These people behaved dishonorably. I will lower my trust in their opinions.”
Another response, not entirely out of the ballpark, is: 2. “These people behaved dishonorably. They must have thought this issue was really important, worth risking their scientific reputations for. I will revise upward my estimate of the seriousness of the problem.”
Things I've Tagged ‘Evil’
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Kottke speaks out against mobile phone companies; why? Because of the real lack of competition and options, you’re stuck with whatever they offer–if you want a mobile phone anyway.