06 Sep '11, 2pm

Why Questionable "Science" Gets Published, Pounced On in the Media, Retracted, Causes Resignations…Rinse and Repeat

An editor resigns after a journal publishes a paper that seems to trash the scientific consensus on climate change—but is heavily criticized by top scientists. Where have we heard this kind of story before? From my book The Republican War on Science , reporting on a 2003 hearing held by Senator James Inhofe designed to bash climate science: The very day before Inhofe’s hearing, the editor in chief of Climate Research , the small journal where the Soon and Baliunas paper originally appeared, had resigned to protest deficiencies in the review process leading up to the paper’s publication. Several other editors also subsequently resigned… Where else have we heard this kind of story before? From my book The Republican War on Science , reporting on a 2004 flap over the publication of a pro-“intelligent design” paper in a little-known taxonomic journal called the Proceedings of ...

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