Researchers Lie to Subjects

March 15, 2017 in Bible and TheologyDumb IdeasEducationMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

In order to test human responses, some psychologists intentionally lie to volunteers. Is the “science” of manipulation justifiable?

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Researchers Test Scientific Brainwashing

May 29, 2015 in Bible and TheologyEducationMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Psychologists test methods of unconsciously manipulating people’s biases – and nobody seems worried about it.

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Scientists Are Not Experts on Values

August 18, 2013 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionEarly ManEducationMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

The “fact-value split” is a dubious distinction, illustrated by several recent articles. Scientists cannot act as if their findings are values-free.

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