Big Science Fossilizes Rapidly
October 5, 2021
There's no soft tissue in big scientific research fields when consensus sets in.
Anti-Biblical Bias Shaped Geological Opinion
October 17, 2016
Geologists resisted evidence for catastrophic flooding because they wanted to distance themselves from Genesis.
Three Mavericks Who Won
October 12, 2015
The loner, not the consensus, is sometimes the one whose views get traction in science. Here are three historical examples.
What Is the Temperature of the Earth?
January 16, 2015
The news are all reporting 2014 as the hottest year on record, but no one is asking how such a measurement can be made without bias.
Bob Ballard Throws Out Textbooks for a Living
September 17, 2012
An interview with oceanographer Bob Ballard shows him taking glee at proving the scientific consensus wrong.
A Tale of Two Mavericks
November 12, 2010
Two men who recently died are now being honored for their willingness to have stood up to the majority and advanced views that were unpopular at the time.