Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×

Comment: Re:What's the problem? (Score 1) 955

by dpninerSLASH (#23026312) Attached to: Many Scientists Using Performance Enhancing Drugs
Point taken. On an individual level it does create a short-term bias.

One important differentiation from what most people might deem as "cheating," however: This form of modification isn't a "free pass" in the same sense as say, cheating on a university exam. Effort is still expended and knowledge is still obtained, just in a more efficient manner. And the knowledge and enhanced skills stay with the individual, and the field as a whole benefits, unlike what happens when someone cheats their way to a degree or a job.

Of course then we all gain from the overall advance. It's all a matter of whether that one sacrifice offsets the overall advantage.

The universe does not have laws -- it has habits, and habits can be broken.

Working...