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Bioethics: Into the Storm Without an Anchor

On several fronts, scientists without a track record of ethical trustworthiness are pushing culture toward dangerous practices.

You Should Trust Scientists (To Be Fallible)

Public trust in scientists exceeds their trustworthiness, experts warn.

CRISPR Opens Pandora's Box

A quick-and-easy gene editing procedure has leading scientists worried.

Researchers Test Scientific Brainwashing

Psychologists test methods of unconsciously manipulating people's biases – and nobody seems worried about it.

Science Needs God; and Hurry!

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

A flurry of recent articles underscore the absolute necessity for integrity in science.

Secular Scientists Rely on Biblical Values

It's a material world, except when you need truth, justice, and the scientific way.

The Politics of Happiness

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

A 1920 science project was "preposterous and disgraceful," but have today's scientists learned the lesson?

Adult Stem Cells Beat Clones

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

Wise journal editors realize that they can't do science without philosophy.

Secularists Adrift with Embryonic Ethics

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

Science cannot operate with ethics. Ugly things can happen when scientists ignore ethical boundaries.

People Can Be Devious Lab Rats (and Researchers)

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 Behe’s Mousetrap

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 […]
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