Entries by Steve Templeton

It Was Politics that Drove the Science

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Most academic scientists spend a lot of time writing grants that have very little chance of being funded. Because the funding environment is so competitive, many scientists feel pressure to emphasize the most positive, sensational results they can produce. Some academic scientists take this too far, by ignoring conflicting results or even fabricating data. Research […]

There Was No Pandemic Mastermind

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

“The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either—but right through every human heart.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn   There is a lot of celebratory football-spiking going on in COVID response-skeptic social media circles. When two groups of people are diametrically opposed to one another on a […]