Big Science Sullies Its Reputation
March 4, 2017
The public will lose confidence in science if its institutions continue to side with the political left.
Big Science Joins US Democrat Party Campaign
August 7, 2016
Science journals and reporters—even those outside the US—position themselves to defeat Trump and elect Clinton to promote their leftist causes.
Peer Review Is Unscientific
July 9, 2016
A reviewer of peer review says our reverence for the practice borders on mysticism, not science.
You Can Trust Scientists (to Be Fallible)
July 5, 2016
With theory overturns like these, one gets to wonder about the privileged status of scientists in our culture.
Science Journalism Disseminates Propaganda
March 29, 2016
The current methods of science news reporting don't educate; they indoctrinate.
You Should Trust Scientists (To Be Fallible)
June 6, 2015
Public trust in scientists exceeds their trustworthiness, experts warn.
"Evidence-Based" Findings May Not Be
September 12, 2013
Patients are encouraged to seek only "evidence-based" treatments for disease, but a look behind the scenes of clinical trials reveals some of the same human foibles that plague any science: shortcomings in honesty and transparency.
Scientific Ethics Concerns Rising
August 5, 2012
For an enterprise as secular and materialistic as science, there's a lot of talk about morality these days.
Objectivity of Science Undermined
October 24, 2011
Science has no boast if not objective. It is objectivity that supposedly sets science apart from all other modes of inquiry: following a “scientific method” that guarantees objective truth about the natural world. Results are reported in peer-reviewed journals that weed out mistaken ideas. After publication, other scientists can replicate any published results, making science a self-correcting process that refines its objectivity over time. Most insiders and philosophers know that the picture is highly flawed, but the vision persists that science is objective. Recent articles raise awareness of some of the problems with the portrayal of scientific objectivity.