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Ridicule is a serious and endemic problem in modern science.
Play it again Sam
Reproducible science is regarded as the gold standard of reliability and high quality. This challenging article explores what reproducibility means and asks us to place science in a broader, universal context that has meaning to the whole.
Publish and perish
“Publish and perish” describes what is really happening in science. We have made it about results and money, not people and truth, and it is worth exploring how this impacts all of humanity.
Good Science – a matter of trust?
In January 2014 a game changing, cheap, simple and effective way to produce stem cells hit the press. Within months the study was discredited, and the integrity of the scientific publication process was exposed as deeply flawed.
Play it again Sam – last night’s leftovers and reproducibility in science, Part 2
Reproducibility is the hallmark of great science. The truth is that it hardly ever happens. In Part 2 we look at this in the context of this planet and evolution. Is reproducibility even possible and is it something we ought to be aspiring to?
Science and ‘plausibility’
When we consider that something is ‘plausible’, what does that mean?
Scientific Laws. Where do they come from?
We learn Scientific laws at school and university. We learn to apply them in daily life. But where do they come from? Are they man made and owned like our legal system, or are they actually pre-existing?
Co-incidence and Synchronicity: is life a matter of luck or chance? Or are we not seeing the forest for the trees?
A look at the reality and significance of coincidence and synchronicity in our day to day lives. How many interconnected events take place that we ignore or dismiss a “just a coincidence” or luck or chance?
Scientific shaky ground
Mainstream published science is experiencing a crisis in credibility with a large number of high profile cases of scientific fraud recently surfacing.