One of the most annoying slanders of conservatives by leftists is the claim that we do not believe in science. In my Berkeley neighborhood full of virtue-signaling progressives, I walk by this proclamation implying that science is part of a package of SJW beliefs.
As many others have quipped, belief in the scientific method and its fruits is quite different from believing every scientist’s claims. After all, many of the slurs directed at conservatives over believing science are hurled at us because we question the conclusions of those who proclaim that man-made global warming threatens to incinerate the planet’s inhabitants. That is a conclusion not experimentally verified; rather, it is based on computer models that have had a poor track record in predicting the future.
Now comes yet another stream of scandals involving ethically questionable scientists. The French news agency AFP reports:
Three prominent US scientists have been pushed to resign over the past 10 days after damning revelations about their methods, a sign of greater vigilance and decreasing tolerance for misconduct within the research community.
The most spectacular fall concerned Jose Baselga, chief medical officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He authored hundreds of articles on cancer research.
Read the full story from American Thinker
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