December 3, 2009

FOR SCIENCE, a credibility bubble? “Hard science, alongside medicine, was one of the few things left accorded automatic stature and respect by most untrained lay persons. But the average person reading accounts of the East Anglia emails will conclude that hard science has become just another faction, as politicized and ‘messy’ as, say, gender studies.” When trust is abused, you get less of it. And people really don’t like feeling like suckers.

UPDATE: Censorship In Copenhagen?

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