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Dogmatism in Science and Medicine: How Dominant Theories Monopolize Research and Stifle the Search for Truth

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This new book looks interesting:

About the Book
The nature of scientific activity has changed dramatically over the last half century, and the objectivity and rigorous search for evidence that once defined it are being abandoned. Increasingly, this text argues, dogma has taken the place of authentic science.

This study examines how conflicts of interest–both institutional and individual–have become pervasive in the science world, and also explores the troubling state of research funding and flaws of the peer-review process. It looks in depth at the dominance of several specific theories, including the Big Bang cosmology, human-caused global warming, HIV as a cause of AIDS, and the efficacy of anti-depressant drugs. In a scientific environment where distinguished experts who hold contrary views are shunned, this book is an important contribution to the examination of scientific heterodoxies.

About the Author
Henry H. Bauer is professor emeritus of chemistry and science studies and dean emeritus of arts and sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech). The author of numerous books, including a three-volume examination of scientific heterodoxies, he lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.

2 Replies to “Dogmatism in Science and Medicine: How Dominant Theories Monopolize Research and Stifle the Search for Truth

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    Robert Byers says:

    Aha.
    Another book saying the great conclusions or investigations done by people we are not to question IS QUESTIONABLE.
    There are other motivations that influence results and competence.
    Creationists and thoughtful people everywhere already know this.
    Mankind is never impressive and our conclusions are easily corrected .
    There is no such thing as global warming from mans actions nor is evolutionary biology a true mechanism that turned bubbles into buffaloes.

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    jstanley01 says:

    A word has been coined to specify what this author is, no doubt, suffering from. Denialism. Coming soon to a DSM-X-TR near you!

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