Replicating research exactly as originally performed would only be interesting to those investigating the history of science.
If researchers fail to find a cellular organelle, for example, suggested by primitive methods, utilizing newer advanced techniques, then the failure to replicate the original findings throws them into doubt.
It is the existence of such an organelle that is of interest to bench scientists.
Good science is hard! There is pressure to publish. To keep a laboratory running, money is required. However bad science undermines the progress to understand the area of research by diverting resources and beliefs to the wrong projects.
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