Where Science And Nonsense Collide

scienceUnrest within the country made headlines all over the world final month when 1000’s of investigators, graduate college students and postdocs occupied the science ministry for five days That protest ended with palliative concessions from the authorities — the provide of 500 postdoctoral fellowships to those that ought to have been granted junior-investigator positions — but the problems run much deeper. Anyway, to sum up, my level is that a extra fair studying of the scenario makes it clear Sarewitz’s arguments are essentially simply opinion, with little if any concrete evidence to again up his assertions that curiosity-driven analysis is going to destroy science from within.

The issue, as Feyerabend pointed out, is that plenty of progress in science did simply not come about this manner. By responding to public misconceptions about science and evidence and interesting with the media, this energetic group of two,000+ researchers is altering the way …