By ZG_Rules - 20/03/2015 14:38 - Netherlands - Wageningen
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Who cares? Publish it. Scientific advancement is more important than a job, and if you can disprove theories made by older and more experienced scientists, I'm sure you could find work elsewhere. Props for doing that, by the way.
OP here, I am already working on getting my research published but that can take a while. The problem is that the research team I am working for has been built around this theory and we are probably going to lose our funding now. Well, time go looking for another project I guess. Still, although my boss is not happy, his boss will write me a letter of recommendation so I will be alright.
Publish it, discredit him, and take his job. I understand that respect is important, but you will make a name for yourself if you do, and regret it if you don't. #1 beat me to it haha but plus why would you want to continue working for such an Asshole?
All things considered, it might just be that the supervisor is trying to get OP involved in the project, then publish the discreditation himself and shove all responsibility of failure off to OP. It'd probably be the easiest way for the supervisor to save his ass... and he even has OP as the perfect scapegoat.