Browsing the Grad school subreddit, there was a post by the user EvilCalamari about creating a science lab version of Kitchen Nightmares. If you are not familiar with this, it’s a reality tv show by the famous chef Gordon Ramsey where he goes to failing restaurants and shreds these establishments’ bad practices. The show is quite educational as it shows the common mistakes that would-be restaurateurs make – from dirty kitchens to inefficient systems.
With so many controversies in the scientific world, there are countless settings that such a show could explore. There’s sloppy science involving incorrect citations in papers and labs that are so badly managed that it would sound OSHA’s alarms. There’s of course deliberate misconduct from fabricating data to plagiarisms.
The question though is who can be the Gordon Ramsay of the scientific world?