Sunday, January 12, 2020

When a conference on the crisis in confidence is not what it appears

Read Dorothy Bishop's blog on the matter here. Not every organization that appears on the surface to show interest in improving the replicability and reproducibility of scientific results is actually interested in doing so. Anything sponsored by the National Association of Scholars (which apparently uses the same acronym as the genuinely respected National Academy of Sciences) is best treated with some suspicion. The choice of acronym alone seems designed to confuse. Beyond that, Dr. Bishop does a good job of exposing this organization's political agenda. In other words, this bunch is interested in improving science as much as it is protecting a particular political perspective in line with the current occupant in the White House with regard to climate science.

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