What Do The War On Cancer And Climate Modeling Have In Common? – Forbes

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While Frezza has a point about some of the perverse incentives that can distort science, he essentially uses this as a rant against climate change science, and conveniently ignores the recent study by one former sceptic, Richard Muller (here). More seriously, he does not provide any alternative suggestions or recommendations on how to correct for these perverse incentives. An opportunity lost. Quote:

Fame, money, and job security provide the temptation. Then human nature places the tripwire for falling into the trap. Scientists who neglect to check their pet theories at the door leave themselves open to confirmation bias (especially when performing studies that are not blinded). Others who are lax about calibration and controls as they rush to publish can fall prey to the temptation to cherry pick data to advance their careers by presenting a breakthrough finding.

What Do The War On Cancer And Climate Modeling Have In Common? – Forbes.

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