Is Climate Change An Existential Threat?
March 26, 2020
There's an uncanny parallel between climate change and evolution: which is, how skeptics of the consensus are treated.
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.
Brain Makes Automatic Statistical Inference
May 27, 2019
Your brain isn't a computer, but contains a powerful one.
What Is Scientifically Significant?
March 23, 2019
A common measure in scientific papers is under fire, possibly invalidating thousands of research papers.
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.
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.
Darwin Report Card: How Useful Is Evolutionary Theory?
February 6, 2018
We examine numerous articles and papers that talk about evolution to see if neo-Darwinism (or even old Darwinism) actually contributes to the understanding of nature.
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.
Fossil Flaw Tosses Years of Evolutionary Research
October 26, 2016
Fossils may be real, but the methods used to analyze them have come under fire, with implications for Darwinian theory.
When Data Doesn't Fit the Consensus
October 8, 2016
Like evolutionists, climate scientists have ways of oversimplifying or neglecting inputs that could challenge their paradigm.
You Can Trust Scientists (to Be Fallible)
July 5, 2016
With theory overturns like these, one gets to wonder about the privileged status of scientists in our culture.
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.
Big Science in Crisis of Trust
May 3, 2015
A flurry of recent articles underscore the absolute necessity for integrity in science.
Scientific Method Evolves
March 11, 2015
There is no scientific method. There are customary procedures that depend on the field; these are subject to mutation and artificial selection.