Whose News Is Fake News?
August 2, 2019
Somebody, somewhere, has to care about truth and be willing to follow evidence. A little introspection and humility is required.
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.
Science Cannot Rise Above Human Nature
April 29, 2018
For all its aspirations and achievements, science must constantly drag along with it the ball and chain of human fallibility.
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?
Scientists Blind to Their Failings
April 4, 2017
Scientism sounds appealing in theory. In practice, human scientists fall short of its ideals of enlightenment, progress and understanding.
If You Can't Trust Scientists, You Can't Trust Science
February 8, 2016
Science may be "out there" in the world, but its discoveries are mediated by fallible scientists.
Psychotherapy Effectiveness Exaggerated
October 4, 2015
It's depressing that psychotherapy inflates its effectiveness in treating depression.
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.
No Scientific Method Can Generate Integrity
July 12, 2015
The frequency of articles about misconduct, fraud and reproducibility show that scientists' integrity cannot be assumed by a "scientific method."