Category Archives: Sociology of science

How to criticize with kindness

by Judith Curry

“Just how charitable are you supposed to be when criticizing the views of an opponent?” – Daniel Dennett

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Fraudulent(?) hockey stick

by Judith Curry

Some new angles in Mann vs Steyn et al.

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Partisanship and silencing science

by Judith Curry

 The implications of dogmatic groupthink and intimidation for the pursuit of sound science — and sound policy — are chilling. – Christopher Snowden

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Importance of intellectual and political diversity in science

by Judith Curry

“He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.”  – John Stuart Mill

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Is the road to scientific hell paved with good moral intentions?

by Judith Curry

We find ourselves in scientific hell when we discover that our powers of persuasion are limited to those who were already predisposed to agree with us. – Philip Tetlock

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Kardashian Index

by Judith Curry

I am concerned that phenomena similar to that of Kim Kardashian may also exist in the scientific community. I think it is possible that there are individuals who are famous for being famous.  - Neil Hall

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The 97% feud

by Judith Curry

An academic feud swirls around how best or even whether to express the scientific consensus around climate change.  

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