Peer Review Fails to Catch a Liar
January 10, 2022
Another scientist caught lying., and how it illustrates the shortcomings of peer review.
Peer Review Evolves Without Intelligent Design
September 20, 2021
Humans have brains, but they can do things that look downright Darwinian, as in "Darwin Awards."
Retraction Note: “Evolution of Religion” Study Pulled
July 11, 2021
Nature has egg on its face. Its peer-reviewed paper on the evolution of "moralizing gods" was found immoral.
Fraud Is Killing Science Publishing
March 27, 2021
Industrialized cheating is growing so fast, it's becoming hard to know what is real.
Retracted Papers Never Die
January 6, 2021
There's another case of zombie science in peer-reviewed publishing: retracted papers that don't stay dead.
Fallen, Fallen Is Big Science the Great (cont.)
August 30, 2020
Here are more angles from which to view the downfall of Big Science and its accomplice, Big Media.
Fake Spider Scares Experts
May 4, 2020
Yet Another Fake Fossil Published in a Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal! What’s going on in paleontology? by Jerry Bergman, PhD The headline of a creation website announced in bold letters, “Fake spider fossil passes peer review!” It then asked, “What lessons should be learnt?” The first lesson is, although the common claim, at least by […]
Scientists Are Only Fallible Humans
December 18, 2019
Recent news articles remind us to qualify our trust in scientists according to the human potential for error and bias.
Scientist, Heal Thyself
August 30, 2019
People who play "King's X" in the science lab had better be aware of their limitations and vulnerabilities.
Liberal Journal and Media Disparage Conservatives, but Censor Falsification
June 28, 2019
A widely-cited paper disparaging conservatives was falsified, but the journal refused to admit it or publish a retraction.
How Science Could Destroy Itself
June 10, 2019
Without this essential ingredient, long taken for granted, science could collapse.
Science Under the Microscope Looks Infected
May 18, 2019
Surgical changes are coming in scientific institutions and methods, due to chronic maladies coming to light.
Big Changes in Science Publishing Underway
February 28, 2019
People are so used to peer-reviewed scientific journals behind paywalls, it's hard to think of any other way. Till now.
Science’s Got Troubles, cont.
October 29, 2018
The "credibility crisis" in science is not solved. It may be getting worse.
Science’s Got Troubles
October 27, 2018
Numerous news articles point to moral shortcomings in Big Science that threaten public trust. The US Constitution was a great idea. But John Adams once said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other” (US Archives). Similarly, the “Scientific Method,” as it […]