Reproducibility Crisis in Psychology, and Other Science Woes
September 5, 2015
Here's more evidence that human pride, greed and ambition can get in the way of the ideals of science.
You Should Trust Scientists (To Be Fallible)
June 6, 2015
Public trust in scientists exceeds their trustworthiness, experts warn.
Big Science in Crisis of Trust
May 3, 2015
A flurry of recent articles underscore the absolute necessity for integrity in science.
Scientific Method Evolves
March 11, 2015
There is no scientific method. There are customary procedures that depend on the field; these are subject to mutation and artificial selection.
Science Can Dumb Down, Corrupt, and Mislead the Public for Decades
February 13, 2015
It's impossible to present so-called scientific "findings" about the human mind that are morally neutral.
Is Pareidolia a Hypothesis?
January 22, 2015
Some astrobiologists see possible signs of life in Martian soil photographed by a rover. The rover project scientist begs to differ.
Science News Hype Getting Overdue Scrutiny
December 18, 2014
Finally, a journal is owning up to the propensity for scientists and reporters to exaggerate research.
Nature Reports Armitage Discrimination Case
November 5, 2014
The leading scientific journal has reported Mark Armitage's lawsuit against California State University for firing him as a creationist.
Scientists Need Philosophers
October 26, 2014
Wise journal editors realize that they can't do science without philosophy.
Peer Reviewed Science Can Mislead in a Major Way
September 1, 2014
Sociology is under scrutiny, but the issues apply to all of science.
Scientists Want to Toss Peer Review
June 2, 2014
It has been a criterion of science, but peer review is loaded with problems and probably should be replaced.
Nobel Prize Winner Fights Tyranny of Big Scientific Journals
December 23, 2013
He's on a campaign to bring power to the people.
Science Reporter Says Scientists Are Like Cattle
December 9, 2013
A science reporter lists several reasons why scientists are about as trustworthy as bankers.
Students Need to Argue Science, Not Memorize It
April 11, 2013
A professor of science education has a radical idea: teach science through argumentation, because that's the way scientists do it.
Transparency Is Changing Scientific Practice
November 14, 2012
Secret peer review, paper journals and exclusive scientific clubs may become things of the past.