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Big Science Struggling to Regain Credibility

Peer review is under attack with new moves to combat fraud and special interest through integrity and transparency. But where do those come from?

The Lone Ranger vs the Big Science Consensus

National Geographic retells the lonely battle of J Harlen Bretz against the scientific establishment, and what made them so pig-headed.

Karma Dogma

Can science discover whether belief in karma affects charitable giving?

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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