Big Science Sullies Its Reputation

March 4, 2017 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

The public will lose confidence in science if its institutions continue to side with the political left.

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Climate Flap Echoes Political Divide

February 8, 2017 in GeologyMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and Ethics

Reactions to a whistleblower’s statements raise the possibility that the climate-science consensus is largely political, not empirical.

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Big Science Blind to Its Political Bias

December 27, 2016 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationIntelligent DesignMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

More evidence that institutional scientists, journal editors and reporters live in an echo chamber that betrays their ideals of unbiased knowledge generation.

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Big Science Joins US Democrat Party Campaign

August 7, 2016 in Darwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationMediaPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Science journals and reporters—even those outside the US—position themselves to defeat Trump and elect Clinton to promote their leftist causes.

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Political” Science Threatens Historic American Values

July 3, 2016 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionEducationIntelligent DesignMediaPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Take any issue on the political scene, and you will find the scientific elites cheering for the left side.

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Scientists as Sex Counselors

August 22, 2014 in Bible and TheologyEducationHealthHuman BodyMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

To what extent should scientists presume to offer advice about sexual matters?

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Anti-Republican Science

August 22, 2012 in MediaPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

If science is supposed to be apolitical, reporters and journal editors are not remembering their duty to stay neutral.

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Scientific Institutions Engage in Leftist Advocacy

July 26, 2012 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionEducationMediaPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

For an enterprise supposedly as unpolitical and bias-free as science classically is supposed to be, conservatism is surprisingly rare.

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Brave New Chimeras

July 31, 2011 in Bible and TheologyBiologyCell BiologyGeneticsHealthHuman BodyHumanityIssuesMammalsMicrobiologyMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Tampering with human embryonic stem cells has been at the forefront of ethical debates for a decade. Behind it, though, lurks an even more alarming prospect: the creation of human-animal hybrids. As with embryos, the appeal has been to improve human health. But ethicists ask if there is any benefit worth blurring the line between humans and animals. Pro-chimera advocates admit there is a certain “disgust” factor that could arouse public anxiety, and agree that experimentation would need to be regulated. But who would regulate the regulators, and on what moral grounds?

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