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Miller.pdf. The Rise of Scientific Fundamentalism. Contrary to the beliefs of some, science is not an impenetrable body of settled fact that must be defended at all costs in the name of truth.

The Rise of Scientific Fundamentalism

When science becomes a worldview—a philosophy of life, a metaphysical framework that explains existence—it is no longer science; it is scientism. Contrary to the beliefs of some, science is not an impenetrable body of settled fact that must be defended at all costs in the name of truth. It is not a means by which to determine truth or to achieve absolute certainty. Neither is science a worldview. When science becomes a worldview—a philosophy of life, a metaphysical framework that explains existence—it is no longer science; it is scientism. A series of recent events have something peculiar in common. A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science. Click to enlarge A brief detour from chemistry, branching out into science in general today.

A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science

This graphic looks at the different factors that can contribute towards ‘bad’ science – it was inspired by the research I carried out for the recent aluminium chlorohydrate graphic, where many articles linked the compound to causing breast cancer, referencing scientific research which drew questionable conclusions from their results.

The vast majority of people will get their science news from online news site articles, and rarely delve into the research that the article is based on. Personally, I think it’s therefore important that people are capable of spotting bad scientific methods, or realising when articles are being economical with the conclusions drawn from research, and that’s what this graphic aims to do. Republished study: long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize. "Ni la Ciencia oficial y consagrada ni otra fe ninguna puede hacer más que procurar que se cumpla lo previsto, que no se haga más que lo que está hecho, y que no nos pase nada del otro mundo". Mentiras principales, Agustín García Calvo.

Journals. PLOS publishes seven peer-reviewed open-access journals.

Journals

The journals vary in their selectivity and contain differing amounts of commentary articles from opinion leaders in a variety of scientific disciplines.The journals are editorially independent. They include PLOS ONE, which publishes all rigorous science across the full range of life and health sciences; the community journals (PLOS Genetics, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Pathogens, and PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases); and our flagship journals, PLOS Medicine and PLOS Biology, highly selective journals publishing fewer than 10% of submissions along with a range of informative and influential non-research content. You can search the journals for specific articles here and you can sign up for e-mail Content Alerts for all our journals here.

We encourage authors to consider carefully each journal’s scope before submission in order to minimize delays in the review process. The Institute of Science In Society. Liberating Science and Imagination. ISIS Report 09/01/13 Science co-opted by big business endangers society and stultifies the imagination on which the advancement of science depends; liberating science and the imagination is top priority for the survival of people and planet Dr Mae-Wan Ho Please circulate widely and repost, but you must give the URL of the original and preserve all the links back to articles on our website.

Liberating Science and Imagination

If you find this report useful, please support ISIS by subscribing to our magazine Science in Society, and encourage your friends to do so. Or have a look at the ISIS bookstore for other publications Liberating Science Science is central to every aspect of our everyday lives and our wellbeing, be it to do with climate change, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), nuclear energy, mobile telephony, or the tens of thousands of chemicals to which we are constantly exposed in our homes, workplace, and the general environment.

Politically Correct Science for the Masses. ISIS Report 27/01/14 Real democracy does not just mean the right to vote.

Politically Correct Science for the Masses

People must also have access to the information they need to make an informed choice; that’s why scientists must be free to tell the truth and express their views accordingly on scientific issues Prof Peter Saunders Please circulate widely and repost, but you must give the URL of the original and preserve all the links back to articles on our website. If you find this report useful, please support ISIS by subscribing to our magazine Science in Society, and encourage your friends to do so. Or have a look at the ISIS bookstore for other publications Shaping science to politics When US scientists produced a report warning that the current level of greenhouse gas emissions would almost certainly lead to unsustainable climate change, the Bush administration did not simply ignore their findings. In contrast, most people think of science as objective and reliable. Silencing scientists. ISIS News no.7/8 part35. Book Briefs Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain by George Monbiot, MacMillan, London, 2000.

ISIS News no.7/8 part35

Review by Mae-Wan Ho The corporate take over is here and threatening the foundations of democratic government. That is the message of George Monbiot’s explosive and important book Corporations have seized control of our hospitals, schools and universities. They have infiltrated the government and come to dominate government ministries, buying and selling planning permission, dispensing our tax money to research and development that benefit industry, taking over the food chain. The Sparc.