by Judith Curry
A fascinating article appeared in the November issue of the Atlantic, entitled “Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science.” The article is an absolute must read, about the prevalance of (unconscious) bias in medical science.
These articles are receiving extensive discussion in the blogosphere, e.g.:
On the broader issue of bias in science, Daniel Sarewitz writes of the concern that most scientists in the U.S. affiliate themselves with Democratic political party. Dotearth provides an overview of the blogospheric discussion on this article, and Pielke Jr has interesting comments.
What are we to make of these essays in the context of climate science?