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How Science Could Destroy Itself

Without this essential ingredient, long taken for granted, science could collapse.

Science Under the Microscope Looks Infected

Surgical changes are coming in scientific institutions and methods, due to chronic maladies coming to light.

Big Changes in Science Publishing Underway

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.

The "credibility crisis" in science is not solved. It may be getting worse.

Science’s Got Troubles

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 […]

Who Owns Science, Anyway?

Journal editors are freaking out over the rise of Open Science initiatives, worried their reign over the perception of science is doomed.

Science Fails Its Ideals

Fraud, lack of integrity and non-reproducible results continue to plague Big Science. Fair debate can help.

Scientists Are Just as Morally Fraught as Other People

Working in a lab and publishing in a peer-reviewed journal does not offer immunity from the moral or logical lapses.

Science Cannot Rise Above Human Nature

For all its aspirations and achievements, science must constantly drag along with it the ball and chain of human fallibility.

Big Science Agonizes Over Tarnished Image

Most individual scientists do honorable work, but Big Science cannot sustain its public image of reliability any longer. Things must change.

Corrupt Peer Review Needs a Reformation

The ostensible gold standard of scientific reliability, peer review, looks more like fool's gold in many cases. Reforming it will require an overhaul, not just corrections.

Big Science Struggling to Regain Credibility

Peer review is under attack with new moves to combat fraud and special interest through integrity and transparency. But where do those come from?

Dishonesty Undermines Trust in Big Science

Before they can tell the public what is true about the world, scientists had better get a handle on honesty. You can trust a scientist – to be fallible. Science is not entirely ‘out there’ in the world. Its findings are always mediated through fallible humans. And lately, there has been a flurry of concerns […]

Censor Pays to Keep Censoring

Censor paid $10,000 but refused to un-censor the censored article!

If Science Is Superior, Why Does It Need Fixing?

Scientific publishing and peer review is undergoing a revolution, suggesting there has been something wrong. Yes; its lack of transparency is motivating a drive for 'open science.'
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