Thus another course that won’t get you a real job is born.
There may be a lesson in the fate of psychiatry’s DSM for other sciences whose representatives think that censorship, firings, etc., will solve problems with lack of validity.
Report: Not surprisingly, they found that the spin was successful in leading readers to believe the intervention was more beneficial than it was.
It must be the silly season over at Why Evolution Is True. Professor Jerry Coyne has just written a post entitled, Measles back again, thanks to religion, in which he leads off with this bald assertion: This is one of the more palpable dangers of faith: disease spread by a refusal to accept modern medicine, Read More…
From release: Openly communicating scientific research involves more than publishing in an open access journal; sharing the underlying data is an increasingly important part of the research and publication process.
Announcement: U.S. National Institute of Mental Health will henceforth ignore all the [psychiatric handbook’s] diagnoses in deciding how to fund research
I was just amazed at how unscientific they were. … The ideas were based on consensus, which implicitly is unscientific.
Every mother has watched a child suddenly … It happened for me when my kid said a complete sentence.
“The African spiny mouse appears to regenerate ear tissue in much the way that a salamander regrows a limb that has been lost to a predator, …”
“So if Carson thinks that “Darwinian evolution, or any form of pure materialism, undermines the basis of ethics,” he could call Ruse as a witness.”
“a crisis in medicine and the related disciplines that stems from a lack of integrity in academia. “
“The statistically significant relationship between religiousness and wellbeing holds up after controlling for numerous demographic variables.”
Will they end up being called “vestigial genes”?
“Individuals without an appendix were four times more likely to have a recurrence of Clostridium difficile, exactly as Parker’s hypothesis predicted.”
The reason Shermer’s approach won’t usually work is that the people who need the help don’t even want to “will themselves to loftier purposes.”