Scientists Blind to Their Failings
April 4, 2017
Scientism sounds appealing in theory. In practice, human scientists fall short of its ideals of enlightenment, progress and understanding.
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 Losing Public Trust
February 25, 2017
Scientists themselves are warning that the scientific community has lost a great deal of public trust, and for good reasons.
The Myth of Science Self-Correction
February 13, 2017
Sounds good in theory: scientists check each other with peer review, and knowledge advances. In reality, scientists are only human.
Climate Flap Echoes Political Divide
February 8, 2017
Reactions to a whistleblower's statements raise the possibility that the climate-science consensus is largely political, not empirical.
Language Strangles Scientific Ideals
January 27, 2017
Big Science doesn't have a public relations problem. It has a propaganda problem.
Time to Overhaul Science
January 11, 2017
A noted advocate of science integrity is leading a team of experts on a program to improve scientific practice and clean up serious failings.
What the Trump Presidency Could Mean for Science
November 9, 2016
Editorial: a rising tide of economic prosperity could lift science, too, as long as it is honest science serving the citizenry.
Scientists Not Prepared for Evil
October 9, 2016
What would scientists say if North Korea nuked their labs? Not much.
Scientism, Heal Thyself
September 8, 2016
The scientific establishment that sees itself as the paragon of rationality needs take an honest look at its human frailties.
Silly Stories Demean Science
August 6, 2016
If science had an icon like the Statue of Liberty, she would be hanging her head in disgrace for what passes for science these days.
Peer Review Is Unscientific
July 9, 2016
A reviewer of peer review says our reverence for the practice borders on mysticism, not science.
Science Is Biased
May 29, 2016
They admit it; you can't get rid of bias in science. Big Science has too many problems of its own to dictate ethics to others.
Science Journalism Disseminates Propaganda
March 29, 2016
The current methods of science news reporting don't educate; they indoctrinate.
If You Can't Trust Scientists, You Can't Trust Science
February 8, 2016
Science may be "out there" in the world, but its discoveries are mediated by fallible scientists.
Without Integrity, There Is No Science
January 16, 2016
Science continues facing a crisis in credibility, leaving Big Science institutions scrambling for solutions.
Reason Honestly with Purpose
November 22, 2015
Science and society cannot exist without moral values. Use them; you were born with the capacity to apprehend them.
Reproducibility Crisis in Psychology, and Other Science Woes
September 5, 2015
Here's more evidence that human pride, greed and ambition can get in the way of the ideals of science.
No Scientific Method Can Generate Integrity
July 12, 2015
The frequency of articles about misconduct, fraud and reproducibility show that scientists' integrity cannot be assumed by a "scientific method."
You Should Trust Scientists (To Be Fallible)
June 6, 2015
Public trust in scientists exceeds their trustworthiness, experts warn.
Science Needs God; and Hurry!
May 24, 2015
Science is in a crisis of ethics. What would you expect from a community that rejects the Ten Commandments for morality that evolves?
Big Science in Crisis of Trust
May 3, 2015
A flurry of recent articles underscore the absolute necessity for integrity in science.
Science Replication: An Ideal in Crisis
November 16, 2014
Journal editors are uniting to confront a crisis of confidence: lack of reproducibility of science results.
When Spirituality Intersects Science
September 7, 2014
Who saved the Ebola-stricken doctor, God or science? What is science's take on whether to flee or fight terrorism? Why should a scientist be honest?
How Students Should Deal with Evolution Evangelists
May 9, 2013
There are professors and leaders of special interest groups whose sole purpose is to draw students away from belief in a Designer and tempt them to embrace the aimless, purposeless, materialist processes of Darwinism. How can students prepare for the challenge?
September 5, 2012
Marc Hauser, Harvard evolutionary psychologist who resigned under a cloud, was found guilty of scientific misconduct and admitted to some of it.
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.
Arsenic Life Isn't
July 10, 2012
Remember the claim in 2010 that living organisms were discovered using arsenic instead of phosphate? Further tests show it was not the case.
Psych-Man Fraud Exposed
November 5, 2011
A popular social psychologist in the Netherlands has been exposed of committing “fraud on an astonishing scale,” forging data in dozens of scientific papers for nearly a decade. The exposè doesn’t just destroy his reputation. The fraud will cause “huge damage,” said Susan Fiske, a social psychologist at Princeton University,” because “His work is very central—or was.”
Science Depends on Ethics
October 1, 2011
Naive reporters and textbook writers sometimes portray science as some kind of neutral, bias-free activity in which the “truth” about nature emerges on its own, as long as the scientist in the lily-white lab coat follows some kind of “scientific method.” Philosophers, theologians, ethicists and scientists with a background in any of these fields know better. One has to believe that truth about nature exists in order to seek for it. And one has to seek for it honestly. Many more examples of science’s ties to ethics or "moral philosophy" can be found, as a few recent articles show.