BAD SCHOLARSHIP, WEIRD BELIEFS AND STRANGELY UNEXPLORED AREAS OF RESEARCH
Identifying strangely neglected areas of research, understanding why orthodox research scholarship and 'knowledge' becomes lopsided, revealing and understanding the reasons for the creation, dissemination and widespread belief in academic and policy oriented research frauds, lies, deceptions, hoaxes, fallacies, myths, braced myths, errors and irrational policymaking.
Monday, 23 April 2012
Should individual scientists care about this? What about religious leaders? What about political leaders?
Research finds believers are less likely to believe in science. Really? OK once we've scored some cheap humor points with that finding it does raise one interesting question. Namely, how might science gain more respect among those who believe in unevidenced entities and who let their belief in those entities run aspects of their lives and thoughts?