Nullius in Verba?

An interesting little controversy is brewing over suppression of dissent and alternative views by prominent members of the Royal Society. Specific charges include:

  • Conspiring to avoid public scrutiny
  • Insulting dissenting scientists
  • Manipulation of evidence
  • Knowingly publishing scientific fraud
  • Suppression of evidence
  • Abusing peer review
  • Insulting critics

More details here.


2 thoughts on “Nullius in Verba?

  1. Clever, but there’s an obvious disanalogy: the findings of climate science have immediate and practical repercussions; any loss of public trust in the authenticity of the scientific consensus is potentially catastrophic. If any field of inquiry requires irreproachable honesty, it is this one.

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