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January 24, 2023

Diminishing Returns of Grant-Based Science

David Randall

Disruptive science is on the decline, are flush coffers to blame?

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December 13, 2022

A Microscope on DEI in STEM

Marina Ziemnick

DEI ideology is not a bogeyman; it is a rapidly spreading contagion that runs straight through the heart of scientific discovery and the pursuit of truth.

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October 12, 2022

Censorship in the Sciences

J. Scott Turner and Mason Goad

The academic sciences are no longer the haven of independent thinkers and creative adventurers on science’s endless frontier.

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September 2, 2022

The Closing of the Endless Frontier

J. Scott Turner

The new ethics guidance from the editors of "Nature Human Behaviour" is not ethical. Rather, it is the ultimate triumph of politics and ideology over the scientific pursuit of truth.

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August 17, 2022

Cancelling Huxley

J. Scott Turner

Contrary to what the cancellers of figures such as Thomas Huxley would have you believe, the standards of the 19th century can actually teach us a thing or two about race and racism.

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August 10, 2022

Event: What's Wrong with Science?

National Association of Scholars

Join the National Association of Scholars on Friday, August 26, for a fascinating conversation about the ongoing battle over the future of science.

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July 12, 2022

In Science We Trust

Marina Ziemnick

Nearly every aspect of our daily lives, from the food we eat to the air we breathe, is controlled and directed according to the federal government’s understanding of “the science.”

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June 13, 2022

NAS Comments on Proposed DEI Requirement for Engineering Accreditation

J. Scott Turner

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology's proposed rule change would impose a radical political agenda on engineering education.

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April 18, 2022

NAS Comments on COVID-19 "Misinformation"

National Association of Scholars

The very concept of misinformation is anathema to any scientific approach to serious health issues like the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 15, 2022

Restoring the Endless Frontier?

J. Scott Turner

Vannevar Bush’s vision, while successful in many ways, has made science too focused on productivity. We must restore the ethic of discovery to scientific research.

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