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Copenhagen dreaming: In defense of the scientific method: As the Copenhagen conference on the successor to the Kyoto Protocol draws near, I want to lay some meta-thoughts out about the scientific method which I think are important, as a context for my general support of the theory of global warrming and the need for decisive…

The politics of Indian science

A geologist, Suvrat Kher, has a very good post on the recent paper on Indian genetics. He concludes: The Indian Press has made a hash of the finding. For example they have only reported those parts of the study that deal with the kinship among Indians and have stressed that castes and tribes cannot be…

The contingent history of science

p-ter points out that selection of model organisms can shape the path of scientific research because of the very nature of model organisms. Normative considerations in science are pretty obvious when you look at the set of disciplines; there’s a whole field of biological anthropology which studies one species. There is the rather well known…