Category Archives: Sociology of science

Why I don’t ‘believe’ in ‘science’

by Judith Curry

” ‘I believe in science’ is an homage given to science by people who generally don’t understand much about it. Science is used here not to describe specific methods or theories, but to provide a badge of tribal identity.  Which serves, ironically, to demonstrate a lack of interest in the guiding principles of actual science.” – Robert Tracinski

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Climate hypochondria and tribalism vs. ‘winning’

by Judith Curry

Some reactions from Wednesday’s Congressional testimony.

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Cliff Mass: victim of academic political bullying

by Judith Curry

There is a disturbing story coming out of the University of Washington surrounding Cliff Mass.

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Politics of climate expertise

by Judith Curry

“Concerning the inability of expert knowledge to resolve environmental controversy and the pressing need for a pragmatic reframing of policy problems to allow for solutions based on bipartisan values.”

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Admitting mistakes in a ‘hostile environment’

by Judith Curry

Reflections on Nic Lewis’ audit of the Resplandy et al. paper.

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The catastrophe narrative

by Andy West

A narrative propagated by emotive engagement, not veracity.

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The perils of ‘near-tabloid science’

by Judith Curry

A remarkable essay by  esteemed oceanographer Carl Wunsch.

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