For those still clinging to the risible notion that scientists are above petty self-interest there is this. Note especially this response from a leading climate researcher to another researcher’s request for his raw data: “Why should I make the data available to you, when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it?”
Science is not, as some would have it, an automatically self-correcting enterprise. As with every other human intellectual endeavor, science has entrenched orthodoxies that seek to perpetuate themselves at all costs.
Note to non-US readers: The title does not refer to German National Socialists. It is an allusion to a famous Seinfeld episode. See here.
Berlinski is scintillating on the silly notion that unlike other mere mortals, scientists are eager to accept criticism. Go Here. HT to Joseph.