May 02, 2005

Scientists Need to Drop Science

Science (the journal), apparently is applying political criteria on global warming article submissions. Nature seems to be on the anti-science bandwagon as well. The journals are spiking scholarly articles that cast doubt on the "consensus" opinion that global warming is real, caused largely by human action, and correctable.

If scientific journals are willing to prostitute themselves to further a public policy agenda, they cease to be scientific journals and become pseudo-scientific. The only cure is for scientists to drop their subscriptions, tell people why they are doing it, and to make publication in these journals a mark of shame, not one of pride in the profession.

Self-policing is the only solution or science itself as an institution for good in society by discovering and documenting the world as it really is will be lost.

Posted by TMLutas at May 2, 2005 12:19 PM