Category Archives: Sociology of science

Nye’s Quadrant

by Judith Curry

The scary emergence of Nye’s Quadrant in dominating the public discourse on climate change.

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Untangling the March for Science

by Judith Curry

Pondering some thorny issues regarding science, its place in society and its relationship to politics.

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The politics of knowledge

by Judith Curry

One needs to ask good questions about whose claims to trust and why. – Sheila Jasanoff

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‘Deniers,’ lies and politics

by Judith Curry

House Science Committee Hearing:  where the so-called ‘deniers’ behave like scientists and the defender of the establishment consensus . . . lies.

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Exactly what are scientists marching ‘for’?

by Judith Curry

The smartest people on the planet want to oppose Trump & the best they can come up with is a march in support of themselves? – Roger Pielke Jr

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What’s wrong with ‘alternative facts’?

by Kip Hansen

‘Alternative facts’ is a term in law to describe inconsistent sets of facts put forth in a court given that there is plausible evidence to support both alternatives. The term is also used to describe competing facts for the two sides of the case.Wikipedia

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Brussel declaration on principles for science & policy making

by Judith Curry

In this age of politicization of science and activist scientists, the Brussel Declaration offers some very good advice and deserves to be widely read and discussed.

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