Archive Classic: “Enlightenment” History of Science Being Rewritten
December 10, 2022
It’s a common myth that enlightenment atheists gave birth to the scientific era. Historians of science know better.
Philosopher Tries to Defend the Big Science Consensus
September 25, 2022
A philosophy of science professor says we should believe what Big Science says. Are his reasons sound?
Big Errors Common in Big Science
September 8, 2020
It’s in the nature of theories to be overturned by new data. So how much trust should be put in current theories? Even the positivists like the reporters in New Scientist recognize that “There is no such thing as scientific truth, just a set of provisional truths that are subject to revision or rejection when […]
Bad Students Can Be Good Scientists
July 7, 2020
Are we recruiting scientists the wrong way? It takes a lot more talent than the ability to memorize and pass exams.
Buffon or Buffoon? Evaluating a Dead Expert
September 16, 2018
He was highly regarded in his day, but the beliefs of Comte de Buffon seem comical now.
History Debunks Scientism
December 28, 2008
The "inglorious" history of science isn't pretty.