November 16, 2011

Importance of Self-Criticism in Science

Michael Brown, The Conversation

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Scientists and the public can have very different views of scientific debates.

Are vaccines responsible for increased rates of autism? Does increasing carbon dioxide lead to a rise in global temperatures? For most scientists, these debates have been resolved, but they remain very visible in the public arena.

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TAGGED: Scientific Research, Scientific Journals, Peer Review


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