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12 May 2015
Inside science

At www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2015/5/13/science-is-often-flawed.html … is an interesting short piece on how science is too often venerated when it should be taken with a pinch of salt – on occasion. It is derived from a much longer article at www.vox.com/2015/5/13/8591837/how-science-is-broken … but as the Bishop says, I don't suppose it is meant to apply to climate science. The leading comment includes. 'after all, we know that if something is peer reviewed (the blast of holy trumpets, clouds part and God-rays stream down as the celestial choir sings Allelujah) it is true' – don't we.

Another comments says, 'the practise of science has been sloppy since it was first invented …'

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