[IRTalk] The Crisis of Science

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 09:44:17 SAST 2016

You may have heard of "the crisis of science" recently. That there is
something massively wrong with the way science is being conducted these
days is not a fringe anti-science idea anymore. It's being discussed in
lamestream milquetoast publications like The Washington Post, The Economist
and The Times Higher Education Supplement, and even mainstream science
publications like Scientific American, Nature and phys.org.

*So what is the problem? And how bad is it, really? And what does it mean
for an increasingly tech-dependent society that something is rotten in the
state of science? Let's take a look at the problems facing modern science
and what is at the root of it all.*

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