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Science Cannot Rise Above Human Nature

For all its aspirations and achievements, science must constantly drag along with it the ball and chain of human fallibility.

Big Science Trying to Wipe Egg Off Its Face

Science scandals and crises are reminding observers that scientific reliability is no more reliable than the people who make a living in science.

Scientists Not Always Trained to Be Critical Thinkers

A trainer of graduate students at a prestigious university wants to put the Ph back in PhD. Can scientists be good at detail work but dumb at logic? Gundula Bosch thinks so. She directs the R3 Graduate Science Initiative at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. In Nature, she says she’s […]

Unreliability in Science Reaches Epic Proportions

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?

Scientists Blind to Their Failings

Scientism sounds appealing in theory. In practice, human scientists fall short of its ideals of enlightenment, progress and understanding.

Nature Values Independent Science Journalism

Are independent science reporters less credible than the big players? Given Big Media's awful track record, the journal editors welcome alternatives.

Big Science Losing Public Trust

Scientists themselves are warning that the scientific community has lost a great deal of public trust, and for good reasons.

Time to Overhaul Science

A noted advocate of science integrity is leading a team of experts on a program to improve scientific practice and clean up serious failings.

Scientists Not Prepared for Evil

What would scientists say if North Korea nuked their labs? Not much.

Scientism, Heal Thyself

The scientific establishment that sees itself as the paragon of rationality needs take an honest look at its human frailties.

Scientists Can Be Inept Philosophers

An undergrad philosopher could make mince meat out of some scientists' claims.

Science Is Biased

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.

If You Can't Trust Scientists, You Can't Trust Science

Science may be "out there" in the world, but its discoveries are mediated by fallible scientists.

Psychotherapy Effectiveness Exaggerated

It's depressing that psychotherapy inflates its effectiveness in treating depression.

Reproducibility Crisis in Psychology, and Other Science Woes

Here's more evidence that human pride, greed and ambition can get in the way of the ideals of science.
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