April 2014– SOLOMON ISLANDS– A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck late Saturday near the Solomon Islands, generating a tsunami warning for much of the South Pacific region, officials said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center based in Hawaii said it did not know whether a tsunami had been generated, but issued a warning because of its strength. The warning area includes the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Nauru. A tsunami watch was issued for Guam, Australia, New Zealand and America Samoa. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, initially estimated at a magnitude 8.3, occurred at a depth of about 10 kilometers (6 miles) but later revised the depth of the earthquake to 29 km. The USGS said it occurred about 60 miles south-southeast of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. –CNN
“Science cannot be abused to specifically label and point out individuals in the public domain.”
Readers may recall some ethics objections I raised in my complaint letter to UWA and Psychological Science, and also sent to Frontiers. It seems Frontiers agrees.
This statement was posted on their website today:
Rights of Human Subjects in Scientific Papers
The retracted Recursive Fury paper has created quite a blogger and twitter storm. A sensational storm indeed, with hints to conspiracy theories, claims of legal threats and perceived contradictions. It has been fury – one of the strongest human emotions – that has (perhaps understandably at first sight) guided the discussion around this retraction. Not surprisingly though, the truth is not as sensational and much simpler.
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