Category Archives: Sociology of science

AMS: Weather, Water and Climate Priorities

by Judith Curry

An eminently sensible and constructive statement from the American Meteorological Society.

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The troubled institution of science

by Judith Curry

“Is the point of research to make other professional academics happy, or is it to learn more about the world?” —Noah Grand, sociology professor, UCLA

“Science, I had come to learn, is as political, competitive, and fierce a career as you can find, full of the temptation to find easy paths.” — Paul Kalanithi, neurosurgeon and writer (1977–2015)

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Is much of current climate research useless?

by Kip Hansen

John P. A. Ioannidis dropped another cluster bomb on the medical research world two weeks ago with his latest paper which concludes:

“Overall, not only are most research findings false, but, furthermore, most of the true findings are not useful.”

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Climate power play by the AAAS et al.

by Judith Curry

The AAAS and affiliated professional societies just shot themselves in the foot with the letter to U.S. policy makers.

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Climate polarization requires long, deep look at our worldviews

by Judith Curry

A more truly open dialogue, which honors a wider range of perspectives, may start to take place if we use integrative perspectives.

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How Dr. Frankenstein is making research sick

by Judith Curry

What I saw was a creature not unlike that made by Dr. Frankenstein and which turned onto its creator: neither traditional science nor business, as it is made from incompatible parts taken from both bodies with good intentions but not much forethought. – Yuri Lazebnik

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Science on the verge

by Judith Curry

This book offers an uncomfortable but vital diagnosis of the trouble with science. – Jack Stilgoe

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