Category Archives: Skeptics

Institutionalizing Dissent

by Judith Curry

As many have argued, rigorous scientific research requires dissent, or what Robert Merton called “organized skepticism”. Yet it is increasingly the case that some forms of dissent in pharmaceutical research are either absent or unheard. – Justin Biddle

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Exploring controversy: NIPCC versus IPCC

by Judith Curry

Who assesses the assessors of climate science research?  A new paper reviews the climate change reviewers by comparing references in the NIPCC and IPCC reports.

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Skeptical of skeptics: is Steve Goddard right?

by Judith Curry

Skeptics doing what skeptics do best . . . attack skeptics.Suyts

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Steven Hayward: Conservatism and Climate Science

by Judith Curry

Liberals and environmentalists would do well to take on board the categorical imperative of climate policy from a conservative point of view, namely, that whatever policies are developed, they must be compatible with individual liberty and democratic institutions, and cannot rely on coercive or unaccountable bureaucratic administration. –  Steven Hayward

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What is skepticism, anyway?

by Judith Curry

Two recent essays on skepticism stimulate reflections on both the scientific consensus and the high level of public skepticism.

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Are climate scientists being forced to toe the line?

by Judith Curry

Climate researchers are now engaged in a debate about whether their science is being crippled by a compulsion to conform. They wonder if pressure to reach a consensus is too great. They ask if criticism is being suppressed. No less is at stake than the credibility of research evidence for climate change and the very question of whether climate research is still reliable. – Spiegel

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Lennart Bengtsson speaks out

by Judith Curry

The whole concept behind IPCC is basically wrong. – Lennart Bengtsson

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