Violations of Scientific Research Essay

729 Words Aug 19th, 2013 3 Pages
In response to Luke 24:13-35, a passage fittingly entitled, “On the Road to Emmaus” (New International Version), I can see the bias mindset that Cleopas and Simon posses. It appears that, at first, these two men missed the significance of history’s greatest event because they were preoccupied [or focused] on their own problems and disappointments. Not only that, they were walking in the wrong direction, away from the fellowship with other believers. Also, I think it’s important to remember that the Jews of this day were Messianic Jews and by that I mean, most Jews displayed much skepticism regarding Christ’s declaration to being the Savior and Redeemer of Israel: the Messiah. Even today, many Jews still believe that Jesus was a …show more content…
As we reflect on the essences of scientific research, bias should not be permitted to play a part during the whole scientific method procedures. Shaughnessy et al. (2009) believes that “scientific reporting is unbiased and objective” (p. 28). Yet, hand and hand, these authors also indicate that “selective reporting of research findings” is a violation of scientific integrity (p. 13). Another scripture that comes to mind for us Christians to recognize significance importance and within the scientific method’s characteristic and where it remains unbiased is found in James 2:1 “My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism.” Looking at the very nature of scientific method, Shaughnessy et al. (2009) pointed out that “two important characteristics of the scientific method are an empirical approach and a skeptical attitude” (p. 3). This skepticism encouraged researchers to further examine their study methods, collecting data from all angles, and general research; essentially, to prevent biased interpretation from entering into the final analysis. When finding an additional example of a bias disposition being displayed in the Bible, I think of the story that comes from 1 Sam. 17:33 of David and Goliath -- “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a boy, and he has been a fighting man from his youth.” When David approaches King

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