Category: Science

Análisis escéptico del escepticismo (*)

 “Si la investigación científica va a dictar cuándo un tratamiento farmacológico tiene efectos adversos o no, más nos vale permitir toda la crítica posible en este campo.” Autor: Marc Casañas. Publicado originalmente ayer (Mayo 23, 2016) en la página web de la plataforma NoGracias. — Habiendo comentado recientemente Abel Novoa la necesidad de una aproximación…

How should scientists respond to science denialism? John Cook explains @ConversationEDU

Originally posted on CauseScience:
Inoculating against science denial John Cook, The University of Queensland Science denial has real, societal consequences. Denial of the link between HIV and AIDS led to more than 330,000 premature deaths in South Africa. Denial of the link between smoking and cancer has caused millions of premature deaths. Thanks to vaccination…

Galileo gambit, or Galileo fallacy — Via Rational Wiki | SCTS

Originally posted on Chaos Theory and Pharmacology:
“Sì perché l’autorità dell’opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo, sì perché le presenti osservazioni spogliano d’autorità i decreti de’ passati scrittori, i quali se vedute l’avessero, avrebbono diversamente determinato. – For in the sciences the authority of thousands of…

“Dove si grida non è vera scienza” —

 Leonardo da Vinci - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Science stories – Knowledge | The Royal Society

9 fascinating images from Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

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“The scientist has a lot of experience with ignorance and doubt and uncertainty, and this experience is of very great importance, I think. When a scientist doesn’t know the answer to a problem, he is ignorant. When he has a hunch as to what the result is, he is uncertain. And when he is pretty damn sure of what the result is going to be, he is still in some doubt. We have found it of paramount importance that in order to progress, we must recognize our ignorance and leave room for doubt. Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty — some most unsure, some nearly sure, but none absolutely certain. Now, we scientists are used to this, and we take it for granted that it is perfectly consistent to be unsure, that it is possible to live and not know. But I don’t know whether everyone realizes this is true. Our freedom to doubt was born out of a struggle against authority in the early days of science. It was a very deep and strong struggle: permit us to question — to doubt — to not be sure. I think that it is important that we do not forget this struggle and thus perhaps lose what we have gained.”

Richard P. Feynman


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My favorite excerpt (471 words) ever written in science — By John P. A. Ioannidis

Science at-Large on Planet F345, Andromeda Galaxy, Year 3045268 …”Planet F345 in the Andromeda galaxy is inhabited by a highly intelligent humanoid species very similar to Homo sapiens sapiens. Here is the situation of science in the year 3045268 in that planet. Although there is considerable growth and diversity of scientific fields, the lion’s share…

Absolute English

Science once communicated in a polyglot of tongues, but now English rules alone. How did this happen – and at what cost? by Michael D Gordin 2,700 words | Aeon URL: http://aeon.co/magazine/science/how-did-science-come-to-speak-only-english/ Fotografía de Portada: Quinto congreso (1927). Considerada la fotografía más importante y famosa de la historia de la Ciencia. Participantes de la conferencia de 1927…

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