Category Archives: Sociology of science

Flint water crisis: profiles in scientific courage

by Judith Curry

[T]the systems built to support scientists do not reward moral courage and the university pipeline contains toxins of its own — which, if ignored, will corrode public faith in science. – Marc Edwards

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Discussion: can we hit the ‘restart’ button?

by Kip Hansen

Some problems require a restart.

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Violating the norms and ethos of science

by Judith Curry

Don’t let transparency damage science.  – Stephan Lewandowsky & Dorothy Bishop

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On distinguishing disbelief and nonbelief

by Judith Curry

It is important to distinguish between disbelief and nonbelief– between believing a sentence is false and merely not believing it true. 

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Scientists & identity-protective cognition

by Judith Curry

Dan Kahan has an interesting blog post on scientists and motivated reasoning.

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Climate culture

by Andy West

A frequent topic at Climate Etc. is the ‘consensus.’ An argument is presented here that the climate consensus is as much about culture as it is about climate science.

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A peculiar kind of science

by Judith Curry

This brief summary of the history of scientific understanding of the impacts of climate change is a peculiar history, as histories of science go. – Spencer Weart

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