by Judith Curry
This thread is “linky not thinky” on my part. Over the past week, there have been some very interesting posts in the blogosphere that can be loosely grouped under a topic of “sociology of scientists,” many of which are relevant to previous Climate Etc. threads.
Evolving Thoughts has a very interesting article entitled “Attacks on Philosophy by Scientists.”
Panda’s Thumb has an article on science-religion nexus. The comments are what is really interesting here: thoughtful, lucid, polite (take notes, denizens).
A provocative perspective on Climategate is provided at WUWT by Terence Kealey, vice chancellor, University of Buckingham.
Steve Mosher has a follow up post at WUWT on the Greg Craven story.
Randy Olson discusses the hollywood-ization of scientists and environmentalists (including bloggers).
Pursuent to lies and damned lies, Bishop Hill cites an article on problems with peer review, by a former editor of the British Journal of of Medicine.
What to do about all this? Oliver Manuel provided a link to a very interesting essay entitled “American Science Decline: The Cause and the Cure.”
And finally, Andy Revkin at dotearth notes the recent advances in climate science brought by civilized exchange in the blogosphere (and the peer reviewed literature) with skeptics (notably bloggers.) Gotta love it.