Should Big Science Blame the Public for Mistrust?
August 19, 2022
Look at what Big Science is doing. Then ask if the public is right to be wary of their claims.
Natural Sources of Methane Surprise Climate Scientists
November 28, 2018
Methane is 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. Look where it comes from.
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.
Big Science Struggling to Regain Credibility
September 23, 2017
Peer review is under attack with new moves to combat fraud and special interest through integrity and transparency. But where do those come from?
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.'
Big Science Losing Public Trust
February 25, 2017
Scientists themselves are warning that the scientific community has lost a great deal of public trust, and for good reasons.
Language Strangles Scientific Ideals
January 27, 2017
Big Science doesn't have a public relations problem. It has a propaganda problem.
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.
Trending: Transparency in Climate Models
October 31, 2016
It's a little late to begin a new climate of transparency among climatologists. What does that imply about the past?
You Should Trust Scientists (To Be Fallible)
June 6, 2015
Public trust in scientists exceeds their trustworthiness, experts warn.
Science Needs God; and Hurry!
May 24, 2015
Science is in a crisis of ethics. What would you expect from a community that rejects the Ten Commandments for morality that evolves?
Science Replication: An Ideal in Crisis
November 16, 2014
Journal editors are uniting to confront a crisis of confidence: lack of reproducibility of science results.
Origin of Life Faces Four Paradoxes
December 31, 2013
One show-stopper is enough, but a veteran origin-of-life researcher acknowledges four paradoxes in origin-of-life research that have never been solved.