The Wisdom of Doubting Scientific Consensus
August 22, 2022
If you wait long enough, scientists will find exceptions to their dogmas and will have to rethink everything.
Did the Reformation Advance Science?
October 29, 2017
On this special 500th Anniversary Reformation Sunday, it's important to consider the Reformers' influence on the Scientific Revolution that followed.
Is Geology in a Scientific Revolution?
March 25, 2016
The editors of a leading geology journal consider the possibility that one of their core concepts is a mere paradigm.
Three Mavericks Who Won
October 12, 2015
The loner, not the consensus, is sometimes the one whose views get traction in science. Here are three historical examples.
Astronomers Missed Half the Visible Universe
November 10, 2014
Dark matter is still a mystery, but meanwhile, half of the real stars in the universe have been hiding in plain sight.
Bob Ballard Throws Out Textbooks for a Living
September 17, 2012
An interview with oceanographer Bob Ballard shows him taking glee at proving the scientific consensus wrong.