Science is broken
April 18, 2016 9:43 PM Subscribe
The problem with science is that so much of it simply isn’t.
"At its best, science is a human enterprise with a superhuman aim: the discovery of regularities in the order of nature, and the discerning of the consequences of those regularities. We’ve seen example after example of how the human element of this enterprise harms and damages its progress, through incompetence, fraud, selfishness, prejudice, or the simple combination of an honest oversight or slip with plain bad luck. These failings need not hobble the scientific enterprise broadly conceived, but only if scientists are hyper-aware of and endlessly vigilant about the errors of their colleagues . . . and of themselves."
This post was deleted for the following reason: Sorry, it seems like this isn't being received very well. Might be better to find a different source discussing the pieces (Ioannidis?) that interested you about this one, and do a post around that. -- LobsterMitten