“Is Science Broken?”

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In Discover, Neuroskeptic previews an upcoming debate, in which he’s involved, on the topic of whether science is “broken.”

“(Karl) Popper says that rather than trying to find evidence for hypotheses, we should actively seek to find evidence against them,” writes Neuroskeptic. “Yet in science today, scientists are incentivized not to do this. Negative results are discriminated against, and find it hard to get published.”

Is Science Broken? Let’s Ask Karl Popper (Discover, March 15, 2015)

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  1. “Publish or perish”…
    You’re not supposed to have negative or even surprising and difficult to explain results. You have to publish a consistent “story” otherwise it’s not “sexy” enough for a journal. Reality of science nowadays.

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