For The Week, Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry comments on the current state of Science: the replicability crisis, the failure to self-correct, outright fraud, the inadequacy of peer review, and the tendency to cling to regnant paradigms. “All of this suggests that the current system isn’t just showing cracks, but is actually broken, and in need of major reform,” Gobry writes. “There is very good reason to believe that much scientific research published today is false, there is no good way to sort the wheat from the chaff, and, most importantly, that the way the system is designed ensures that this will continue being the case.”
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