Anthropogenic Global Warming: A Consensus in Crisis
October 24, 2013
Worries and debates emerge from supporters of human-caused global warming – not just skeptics. How does this resemble the creation-evolution debate?
Scientists Are Not Experts on Values
August 18, 2013
The "fact-value split" is a dubious distinction, illustrated by several recent articles. Scientists cannot act as if their findings are values-free.
Science News Sites Promote Leftist Ideology
June 26, 2013
Celebrating gay marriage is not the only leftist position frequently advocated by secular science news sites. They follow party-line liberal views with few exceptions, and now openly advocate leftist ideas.
The Problem With Evolutionary Explanations
June 26, 2013
A new theory attempts to explain why mammals vary from teaspoon size to battleship size. But what does it really explain, if anything?
Scientists Can Agree on Things that Aren’t So
May 27, 2013
Whenever you hear "all scientists agree" or "we now know," it's no guarantee a finding won't be disputed years later. In the following examples, CEH focuses not so much on the content of the disputed subjects as the implications for philosophy of science.
Scientific Findings Can Be Counterintuitive
March 28, 2013
Here are examples of recent claims in science that seem to contradict what some would consider intuitively obvious. They should be kept in mind when evaluating other scientific truisms, like evolution.
Reporter Lies About Academic Freedom Bills, Calls Them "Anti-Science"
January 29, 2013
Right out of NCSE talking points, lies flowed from the pen of a reporter intent on stopping academic freedom bills for public schools.
Secular Scientists Excuse Profanity
December 4, 2012
If everything evolves, then profanity evolves, and it's no big deal, even if it warms the atmosphere.
Evolutionist Beside Himself with "Science Denialism"
October 13, 2012
Sean B. Carroll is frustrated so many still deny evolution, but he shoots his own argument in the foot.
Intolerance Grows for Skeptics of Consensus Science in Spite of Data
September 26, 2012
If you question evolution or man-caused global warming, be prepared for a smear. If you are a Christian, be prepared for hate. But the skeptics may have the facts on their side.
National Science Standards Squelch Freedom of Inquiry
August 24, 2012
If federal science standards are approved by the states, students will lose freedom to question controversial subjects like evolution and global warming.
Scientific Institutions Engage in Leftist Advocacy
July 26, 2012
For an enterprise supposedly as unpolitical and bias-free as science classically is supposed to be, conservatism is surprisingly rare.
The Sociology of Climate Science
July 22, 2012
What has become known as "climate science" offers an opportunity to investigate the sociology of science and ask how political biases influence individual scientists. Since the lukewarm political response to the Rio conference, news articles indicate that climate science has a climate of its own – one that's heating up over the inability to convince the public.
Scientific Method Evolves
June 17, 2012
The so-called "scientific method" (if there is such a thing) has undergone dramatic changes throughout history, but there is one constant that can be relied upon: the myth of scientism.
When Science Gets Political
August 7, 2011
The classic view of the scientist as an unbiased observer of nature was shattered with the development of the atomic bomb. Suddenly, it became apparent to the physicists working out the equations of nuclear fission could not absolve themselves completely of responsibility for the political uses of their research. Yet since the days of the French Academy of Sciences in the 17th century, kings and other rulers have called on natural philosophers to inform their decisions. These days, scientific institutions state political opinions at will. Some recent news items show them inserting their opinions beyond what the data alone might indicate.