Science Under the Microscope Looks Infected
May 18, 2019
Surgical changes are coming in scientific institutions and methods, due to chronic maladies coming to light.
Science’s Got Troubles
October 27, 2018
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 […]
Science Fails Its Ideals
August 30, 2018
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
July 15, 2018
Working in a lab and publishing in a peer-reviewed journal does not offer immunity from the moral or logical lapses.
Big Science Agonizes Over Tarnished Image
April 8, 2018
Most individual scientists do honorable work, but Big Science cannot sustain its public image of reliability any longer. Things must change.
Big Science Wobbles on Trust
January 6, 2018
Fixing the gap between the ideal and the real will require factors outside of science, like honesty.
Unreliability in Science Reaches Epic Proportions
June 3, 2017
If it's a problem in a field open to observation and visible in the here and now—biomedical research—what about evolution, which is based on events and extinct life forms that are claimed to have existed eons ago?
Without Integrity, There Is No Science
January 16, 2016
Science continues facing a crisis in credibility, leaving Big Science institutions scrambling for solutions.
Psychology Struggling to Regain Scientific Image
May 22, 2014
In the wake of scandals and replication failures, psychiatry and social psychology are enduring scrutiny some practitioners call an "inquisition" or "bullying".