As Richard Horton put in his essay (What is medicine's 5-sigma), 'As one participant put it, “poor methods get results”'. There is pressure for 'measurable progress'. This has a number of nasty side effects. Things which do not lead directly to publishable results fall by the wayside, and things which serve no other purpose than to potentially explain desirable results as experimental errors, again, offer little which would result in 'measurable progress'. More and more, career scientists are being forced to chase jobs and funding, and to either produce what will yield future funding, or find a new career. Somebody who takes three times as long to produce less remarkable results, and at greater financial cost, will most likely struggle for work. Somebody who does enough to get published, and gets twice as much published in the same time, and costing less, will appear to be better to financial pen-pushers. This places a negative pressure on standards.