Academic Questions


August 23, 2021

Testing the Tests for Racism

Wilfred Reilly

What is the veracity of "audit" studies, conducted primarily by sociologists, that appear to demonstrate that people of color confront intense bias at every level of society?

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June 7, 2021

Can Science be Saved?

John E. Staddon

A review essay of "Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth" by Stuart Ritchie.

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March 23, 2020

Facts vs. Passion: The Debate over Science-Based Regulation

John Staddon

Historian of science Naomi Oreskes’s attack on a proposal to raise the scientific standards utilized by federal regulatory bodies—and on the National Association of Scholars, which support......

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