Big Science Needs to Repent
June 27, 2020
In a stunning rebuke, 22 scientists write in Nature that science needs humility and transparency.
Global Policies Can Trust Fake Science
January 30, 2019
Some matters are just too complicated to know with certainty. Here's another "whoops" moment in climate science.
Fallacious Assumptions Corrupt Science
January 8, 2019
Scientists are not immune from the attraction of primrose paths that lead to confirmation of their biases.
Time to Ditch the Drake Equation
January 1, 2019
Frank Drake's equation for the probability of space aliens is chopped-up ignorance mushed into pseudo-scientific sausage.
Science Is Nothing Without Integrity, cont.
November 30, 2018
This entry continues yesterday's news about scientific integrity.
Natural Sources of Methane Surprise Climate Scientists
November 28, 2018
Methane is 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. Look where it comes from.
Detrital Zircons Can Give False Geological Ages
November 21, 2018
Zircons are a gold standard for dating. They can yield ages that are statistically significant, but geologically meaningless.
Climate Science Has Huge Error Bars
March 29, 2018
If one of your major model inputs is off by up to 50%, what does that do to the precision of your predictions about degrees of temperature change a century from now?
More Sources of Error in Climate Models
August 18, 2017
We continue examiningfindings that call into question the certainty of scientific consensus about global warming. Here are interesting papers from leading peer-reviewed science journals.
Chinks in the Climate Science Data
August 17, 2017
Consensus can be more robust than the data it rests on. That's true in Darwinism, and appears to be true in climate science, according to some published doubts.
More Reasons to Doubt Consensus
June 17, 2017
Recent scientific papers cast doubt on the ability of researchers to understand systems as complex as climate.
Doubts About Climate Consensus
May 16, 2017
Several papers make it hard to believe that humans are to blame for climate change, or that scientists even know what is going on.
The Myth of Science Self-Correction
February 13, 2017
Sounds good in theory: scientists check each other with peer review, and knowledge advances. In reality, scientists are only human.
When Scientists Go Wrong
April 11, 2016
Scientific studies on scientists are not always encouraging.
Astronomers Lie about Star Formation
June 20, 2015
A look at the evidence behind the latest claim of the universe's earliest stars shows nothing of the sort. And that's not the biggest whopper.