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Nullius in Verba?

November 23, 2009

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.

  1. Zarquon
    November 24, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    A tempest in a teacup. It will all blow over in a few hundred years.

  2. joel hunter
    November 27, 2009 at 9:31 am

    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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