Corrupt Peer Review Needs a Reformation
October 16, 2017
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
September 23, 2017
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
August 8, 2017
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
June 14, 2017
Censor paid $10,000 but refused to un-censor the censored article!
If Science Is Superior, Why Does It Need Fixing?
June 12, 2017
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.'
Anti-Science Label Can Be Misused
May 14, 2017
The world's leading science journal warns its members to beware of the anti-science label.
Big Science Culture Condones Misconduct
May 2, 2017
Dishonest behavior by scientists is rampant, but nothing seems to change. Can evolutionary theory help?
Scientists Blind to Their Failings
April 4, 2017
Scientism sounds appealing in theory. In practice, human scientists fall short of its ideals of enlightenment, progress and understanding.
The Myth of Science Self-Correction
February 13, 2017
Sounds good in theory: scientists check each other with peer review, and knowledge advances. In reality, scientists are only human.
Big Science Pops its Zits
January 5, 2017
If you think institutional science has a smooth complexion, look closer. From every angle, serious blemishes are coming to light.
Scientism, Heal Thyself
September 8, 2016
The scientific establishment that sees itself as the paragon of rationality needs take an honest look at its human frailties.
Evolutionists Undermine Their Own Truth Claims
July 16, 2016
Two evolutionists appeal to "evolutionary forces" to explain the rise of bad science.
Peer Review Is Unscientific
July 9, 2016
A reviewer of peer review says our reverence for the practice borders on mysticism, not science.
Science Is Biased
May 29, 2016
They admit it; you can't get rid of bias in science. Big Science has too many problems of its own to dictate ethics to others.
Big Science in Big Trouble
April 24, 2016
The default religion of secularism has fallen from grace.