Music Is Noise to Monkeys
October 1, 2019
Experiments show that monkeys prefer noise over music, even though they have brain similarities with humans. A neuroscientist at the National Institutes of Health wondered if monkeys could relate to music like humans do. After all, their eyes probably see like ours; do their ears hear like ours? Katarina Zimmer at The Scientist tells the […]
Scientist, Heal Thyself
August 30, 2019
People who play "King's X" in the science lab had better be aware of their limitations and vulnerabilities.
Big Science Failing Integrity Test
November 29, 2018
What happens when the purveyors of knowledge admit they are unreliable?
Anthropologists and Psychologists Under Fire for Flawed Methods
November 19, 2018
Poor sampling and other errors may undermine many things scientists think they know about mankind.
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.
Scientific Papers Can No Longer Be Trusted
August 2, 2018
How do you know a paper is not a hoax? or fake science? It's getting increasingly difficult to tell, and Big Science is worried.
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.
If Science Is Superior, Why Does It Need Fixing?
June 12, 2017
Scientific publishing and peer review is undergoing a revolution, suggesting there has been something wrong. Yes; its lack of transparency is motivating a drive for 'open science.'
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.
The Myth of Science Self-Correction
February 13, 2017
Sounds good in theory: scientists check each other with peer review, and knowledge advances. In reality, scientists are only human.
Big Science Pops its Zits
January 5, 2017
If you think institutional science has a smooth complexion, look closer. From every angle, serious blemishes are coming to light.
Big Science Blind to Its Scientism
December 30, 2016
Big Science loves scientism, but the view that science is the most reliable path to knowledge suffers a fatal flaw: it is self-refuting.
Trusting Science Experts Can Be Disastrous
December 5, 2016
Nobody pushes the values of science more than scientists. But trusting them doesn't always work out right.
Sunflower Motion Is Complex
August 9, 2016
They follow the sun, but how? Scientists are just finding out the mechanisms behind light tracking in sunflowers.