Academic Questions

Science

July 2, 2020

Should Science be More Scientific?

David Randall

There is a correlation between the increase of funding and fraud—financial incentives weaken the barriers of self-discipline and dedication in science. 

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July 2, 2020

In Humans, Sex is Binary and Immutable

Georgi K. Marinov

The idea that there are more than two sexes in human beings is a rejection of everything biological science has taught us. Unbelievably, this idea is coming directly from within the highest ranks of a...

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July 2, 2020

The Case for Carbon Dioxide

John Staddon and Peter Morcombe

The case that carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are largely determined by human activity, contribute heavily to the earth’s warming, and that this warming portends catastrophic consequence...

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July 2, 2020

Down the Memory Hole: Evidence on Educational Testing

Richard P. Phelps

When the existence of previously conducted research makes funding harder to come by and favored policy goals less salient, it can disappear.

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May 31, 2019

Object of Inquiry: Psychology’s Other (Non-replication) Problem

John Staddon

Psychological science, currently embroiled in a “replication crisis,” has a more difficult problem concerning the use of statistics. Psychologist John Staddon points out that deducing the...

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December 13, 2017

Societal Threats from Ideologically Driven Science

Edward J. Calabrese

Personal bias has gotten in the way of good science. 

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