Friday, 10 January 2014

Science Doesn’t Say Anything—Scientists Do

-By Frank Turek

You can’t put honesty in a test tube.
 “Science” doesn’t say anything—scientists do.

 Those are a couple of the illuminating conclusions we can draw from the global warming e-mail scandal.

“You mean science is not objective?” No, unless the scientists are, and too often they are not. I don’t want to impugn all scientists, but it is true that some of them are less than honest. Sometimes they lie to get or keep their jobs. Sometimes they lie to get grant money. Sometimes they lie to further their political beliefs. Sometimes they don’t intentionally lie, but they draw bad scientific conclusions because they only look for what they hope to find.

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