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.
How to Nudge an Elitist
June 11, 2017
Smug elitists think they have a corner on truth and should tell the rest of us how to behave. They've given us the tools to push back.
Is Science Special?
April 3, 2017
Scientists are gathering this month to march – for what? How different is Big Science from any other special interest group making demands on the government?
Big Science Joins US Democrat Party Campaign
August 7, 2016
Science journals and reporters—even those outside the US—position themselves to defeat Trump and elect Clinton to promote their leftist causes.
Conservatives Benefit Society
July 8, 2015
If many social ills derive from lack of self-control and poor judgment, governments should foster conservatism.
You Should Trust Scientists (To Be Fallible)
June 6, 2015
Public trust in scientists exceeds their trustworthiness, experts warn.
Science Needs God; and Hurry!
May 24, 2015
Science is in a crisis of ethics. What would you expect from a community that rejects the Ten Commandments for morality that evolves?
The Politics of Happiness
March 14, 2015
Sometimes scientists get it right, and sometimes they get it wrong. Humans are too complex to fit pet theories, but even scientists can notice what works.
Science Without Ethics Is Dangerous
February 23, 2014
Science cannot operate with ethics. Ugly things can happen when scientists ignore ethical boundaries.