Bioethics: Into the Storm Without an Anchor
June 14, 2015
On several fronts, scientists without a track record of ethical trustworthiness are pushing culture toward dangerous practices.
You Should Trust Scientists (To Be Fallible)
June 6, 2015
Public trust in scientists exceeds their trustworthiness, experts warn.
CRISPR Opens Pandora's Box
June 5, 2015
A quick-and-easy gene editing procedure has leading scientists worried.
Researchers Test Scientific Brainwashing
May 29, 2015
Psychologists test methods of unconsciously manipulating people's biases – and nobody seems worried about it.
Science Needs God; and Hurry!
May 24, 2015
Science is in a crisis of ethics. What would you expect from a community that rejects the Ten Commandments for morality that evolves?
Big Science in Crisis of Trust
May 3, 2015
A flurry of recent articles underscore the absolute necessity for integrity in science.
Secular Scientists Rely on Biblical Values
March 29, 2015
It's a material world, except when you need truth, justice, and the scientific way.
The Politics of Happiness
March 14, 2015
Sometimes scientists get it right, and sometimes they get it wrong. Humans are too complex to fit pet theories, but even scientists can notice what works.
Ghost of Scientific Racism Not Busted
February 25, 2015
A 1920 science project was "preposterous and disgraceful," but have today's scientists learned the lesson?
Adult Stem Cells Beat Clones
November 24, 2014
In a contest to see which are better, induced pluripotent stem cells proved just as good as clones. More stem cell news follows.
Scientists Need Philosophers
October 26, 2014
Wise journal editors realize that they can't do science without philosophy.
Secularists Adrift with Embryonic Ethics
July 2, 2014
From stem cells to genetically-modified embryos, technology is outpacing ethical rules, and secular ethicists are at a loss what to endorse.
Science Without Ethics Is Dangerous
February 23, 2014
Science cannot operate with ethics. Ugly things can happen when scientists ignore ethical boundaries.
People Can Be Devious Lab Rats (and Researchers)
January 22, 2014
Human lab rats can fool human researchers, who in turn can fool the human public. Honesty must be the only policy in science.
Nature Plagiarizes Behes Mousetrap
December 9, 2008
The prevention of genomic instability – and cancer – can be attributed to a “complex mousetrap” mechanism, said Robert M. Brosh, Jr (Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology, NIH) in Nature.1 This not-so-subtle reference to Michael Behe’s irreducibly complex system described in Darwin’s Black Box even has a mousetrap illustration with the following caption: The BLM protein […]