Is Science Broken?

Yes it is, says Net Zero Watch

‘Science is broken’

SOURCE: Net Zero Watch


London, 5 June – Net Zero Watch is today publishing an important paper on the failings of institutional science.

The author, statistician and philosopher of science Professor William M Briggs, takes the reader on a journey through the dizzying array of problems that affect science today, from the fallacy of falsification, to dodgy models, to the crisis of replication and more.

Professor Briggs said:

“Not all science is broken, but much of it is, and much else is of little real use. Why is this? I hope my paper explains why.”

Net Zero Watch director Andrew Montford said:

“This is a thoroughly entertaining romp through the details of a very serious problem for society. Briggs has deployed his wit and wisdom to great effect.”

And to give you an insight into this work, here is a quote from it:

“Peer review, added to the surfeit of papers, results in a system that guarantees banality, penalises departures from consensuses, limits innovation, and drains time – almost as much as writing grant applications does. For not only must you publish or perish, you must provide overhead for your dean. These factors, and activities such as fraud, which because of increasing money and prestige of science is growing, are all of known negative effect.”

William M. Briggs: On Broken Science (pdf)

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