Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

This blog is written by Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Posts appear Monday & Wednesday.

Prof Condemned for Not Teaching IPCC Reports

Skeptical climate scientist Chris de Freitas has been savaged by a journalist who complains that 3,000-page IPCC reports aren’t on his Geography 101 reading list.

July 25, 2011

Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Critiqued

An opinion piece in Scientific America alleges that, over the long term, a great deal of scientific research turns out not to be true. Independent replication of research findings is apparently far less common than we think.

June 2, 2011

The Cult of the Expert

Experts have often been spectacularly wrong. Believing their predictions – rather than thinking for ourselves – isn’t smart.

February 16, 2010