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Philosopher Tries to Defend the Big Science Consensus

A philosophy of science professor says we should believe what Big Science says. Are his reasons sound?

How to Deprogram a Scientism Dogmatist

There are still people who suffer under illusions of scientism. They need your help.

Social Sciences Flunk Science Test

A historian of science confirms: the so-called "social sciences" deserve the criticism they've been getting for decades.

Scientists Were Wrong About Tooth Cavities

Cavities are not caused by bad bacteria but by the loss of a complex, well-designed bacterial ecosystem.

Who Decides What Is Misinformation About Science?

Can scientists recognize their own fallibility? Must they portray themselves as judges over the public?

Readings in the Philosophy of Science

For a lazy Sunday afternoon, try learning some things about what science can and cannot do, and the biases that affect it.

Big Science Shocked At Its Own Cluelessness

Major journal blames the public for how out of touch Big Science finds itself.

Big Errors Common in Big Science

It’s in the nature of theories to be overturned by new data. So how much trust should be put in current theories? Even the positivists like the reporters in New Scientist recognize that “There is no such thing as scientific truth, just a set of provisional truths that are subject to revision or rejection when […]

Bad Students Can Be Good Scientists

Are we recruiting scientists the wrong way? It takes a lot more talent than the ability to memorize and pass exams.

Antimatter Claim Overblown

Talk about taking a 'possibility' to an extreme. Does the universe exist because of a fluke?

Scientists Are Only Fallible Humans

Recent news articles remind us to qualify our trust in scientists according to the human potential for error and bias.

Don’t Assume Science and Reality Are Equivalent

Scientists and philosophers have questioned for centuries if science is a true reflection of reality. Most just assume it is.

Can Psychology Measure Awe?

Psychologists get their hands into everything, but the objectivity of their science is questionable.

Geophysics Not Rock Solid Science

With observation, instruments and models, you would think geophysics is hard science.

Scientific Discoveries Can Cast Doubt on Long-Held Beliefs

You have to look beneath the surface veneer of bluffing in science news to see how the sausage is made before it gets packaged to the press.
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