مرکز تحقیقات بیوشیمی و بیوفیزیک، دانشگاه تهران، تهران، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Science is a light guiding human beings toward development and sublimity. Science intrinsically possesses ethics and spirituality through which leads to material achievements. Knowledge in essence is a treasure that does not depreciate. Nowadays; however, pseudo-science created out of knowledge is sold in the market. In many countries, it is seen that academic degrees, academic papers and theses are sold and unqualified professors teach students. Unfortunately, in many countries invalid journals are issued open access which publishes counterfeit papers in return for money and unauthorized conferences and workshops are held. In many cases, it is observed that several science and technology firms are established whose products are not biocompatible and caused stress disorder as well as environmental, nutritional, medical and radiational hazards. All these products are named after science, innovation, technology, knowledge-based economy and other grandiose names and most of them are far away from genuine knowledge and wisdom. Regrettably, some of these activities take place in our country which are unethical and misuse knowledge. It should be noted that the majority of Iranian researchers and scholars publish original academic papers and its only a minority of the academic community who misuse science and seek pseudo-science. Concerned officials should take legal measures to prevent such activities that lead to national scandals whose reports are reflected in foreign journals. Laws should be legislated and implemented to support knowledge development in our country so that knowledge will not be undermined. Execution of laws to support and promote knowledge and science in the country will promise scientists and researchers a better future for the scientific development of the country.