Question of the Day #7
Competition is part of science. It's a competition of ideas.
In cases such as the race to the race to the moon, which pushed us to a lunar landing faster than we would have otherwise, competition is quite healthy. But other times, the desire to be first results in fraud, which results in such cases as the infamous Piltdown Man.
Is there such a thing as unhealthy competition in science, and can anything be done about it?