“Pure science suffers when junk scientists and ill- informed people make headlines with over-aggrandized findings and unsupported statements.”
Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York chief John Holko writes in the Star-Gazette (Elmira, NY):
There are two types of science: pure science and junk science. The beauty of pure science is that it is discoverable and quantifiable. The scourge of junk science is that it is everywhere. It spews from the shabby research conducted by “scientists” in unrelated disciplines who accept funding from biased foundations for the singular purpose of being published.