The story of how a grad student discovered and exposed fraud when the easy path would have been to stay silent. Continue reading
I met Dr. Carlin once, and a nice and humble man he is and virtuous.
He played a critical role in an analysis that showed the EPA was wrong about Green House Gases being a danger.
James Taylor takes a shot at explaining this attempt at jumping crony capitalism up to extortion.
Got this tip on a great science discussion site from one of our favorite commenters stefan.
In addition to many other sources, I think this site is interesting and informative.
It is our theme, sort of–our beta noire, our obsession—why can’t scientists and intellectual issue investigators tend to the evidence and insist on good methods?
The essay by Mr. Briggs bounces off the published opinions of the Richard Horton, editor in chief of Lancet, one of the worst medical journals for politically tainted advocacy disguised as science. However, from the swamp, Horton is right that a lot of published research is unreliable. Lancet puts up way too much enviro/political/climate/warming related nonsense, for example and scary toxicology with weak methods just because they can and they have an agenda. They even recently got into antisemitism for some reason, taking sides on the Palestine/Israel question–how stylish.
The risk factor paradigm of disease causation has been dominant in medical thought and research for many decades Continue reading