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How to Doubt a Consensus

You don't need to be a "denialist." Just read the fine print in their own publications, and understand the limits of science.

Fudging Evolution to Avoid Falsification

Evolutionary theory follows Finagle's Rule #4: "Draw your curves, then plot your data."

Scientific Method Evolves

There is no scientific method. There are customary procedures that depend on the field; these are subject to mutation and artificial selection.

What Is the Temperature of the Earth?

The news are all reporting 2014 as the hottest year on record, but no one is asking how such a measurement can be made without bias.

NAS Social Scientists Campaign for Consensus Indoctrination

Some social scientists in the National Academy of Sciences consider it their duty to persuade the public that science is always right.

Scientific Claims Are Reversible

How much confidence can the public put in scientific claims today, given that some long-lived dogmas have been reversed?

Is Global Warming Theory Chilling Out?

The scientific community has been adamant that humans are at fault for warming the globe, requiring drastic action. New findings could shake that confidence.

Anti-Creation Rhetoric Lacks Creativity

One would think, after so many decades, the secular scientists would come up with some original arguments for combating their favorite nemesis, the creationists.

The Early Hummingbird Gets the Evolutionary Nectar

A three-inch fossil bird is said to be the earliest nectar-feeder, meaning pollination by birds is older and more complex than thought.

What Do Geologists Know About the Early Earth?

There's not much data, and there's a lot of doubt and debate. That's what a geologist admits about theories of early earth history.

Anthropogenic Global Warming: A Consensus in Crisis

Worries and debates emerge from supporters of human-caused global warming – not just skeptics. How does this resemble the creation-evolution debate?

Scientists Can Agree on Things that Aren’t So

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.

Students Need to Argue Science, Not Memorize It

A professor of science education has a radical idea: teach science through argumentation, because that's the way scientists do it.

Intolerance Grows for Skeptics of Consensus Science in Spite of Data

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.

Chinks in the Scientific Method

V & V. That’s shorthand in project design for “validation and verification.” Does the scientific method provide V & V? We are all taught to think that peer review, publication and replication help science to be self-checking, so as to avoid error. Some recent articles show that ain’t necessarily so. It may sound good in theory, but in practice, the ideal doesn’t always match the real.
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