One more time, for the fun of it: NEW RULE. Don’t Write Fiction and Call It A Memoir. Corollary: fear the internet. If you’re writing about gang warfare or surviving the Holocaust, if it ain’t true, then it is fiction.
Seriously, what the crap is going on here?
EDITED TO ADD: Thanks to Anonym2857 for the link: New Rule #2: If your science is not tight, you have even more reason to fear the internet.
…[E]ssentially identical research published by different sets of authors â€” potential plagiarism â€” represented about 0.04 percent of MEDLINE’s database (roughly 6,700 cases in all).
Highly similar studies re-published by the same authors represented another 1.3 percent of the database’s documents.
Now the DejaVu database has been created to find “extremely similar Medline citations” and allow the scientific community collaborative access to figure out what’s padding and what’s plagiarism. The DejaVu project is funded by the Hudson Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.
Now, where in tarnation is the Romance novel research granting organization to underwrite all the fact checking that went into our point-by-point examination of Edwards’ novels?