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Thursday, June 09, 2005  

Scientism is the answer

I am often told by atheists and libertarians that they only trust science and what can be proven as reliable fonts of wisdom and moral guidance.

But this article adds a nice riposte to theists who might like to insist that scientists are nothing but a bunch of liars and cheats.

Up to a third of scientists have engaged in ethically questionable practices over the last three years, according to a survey published in today's issue of the British science journal Nature.

The surveyed behaviors range from extremely serious acts such as fraud and plagiarism -- which were committed by only a fraction of a percent to 1. 4 percent, respectively -- to acts that are ethically far more ambiguous, such as ignoring data that contradict one's theory.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 12:17 PM |