January 17, 2018

Big Science is Broken

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Below are some excerpts from the article titled “Big Science is Broken.” By design, all Government agencies that deal, even in the slightest, in science, base their entire decision-making process on “Best Available Science.” We are, of course, programmed to believe (True Believers) that Best Available Science is what the title states – the best, most accurate, honest, well-researched and reviewed science.

But, some have come to discover that science, the process anyway, is seriously flawed and laced with corruption driven by money and greed. This should come as a surprise?

Big Science is Broken, examines the faults of the “new” scientific process, to a point where it discovers that intentionally flawed written works were placed before other scientists for “peer review.” The scientists were told there were serious flaws and yet they could not find them, or didn’t want to.

At issue also is the fact that the “new” scientific process has become an echo chamber. What was once a structure designed to question and prove scientific theory has become a means of echoing personal beliefs and agendas as scientific process. Instead of peer reviewing, the information was used by the peer scientists to support their own agendas.

Unless you are a well-trained, and honest, scientist, a person will latch onto those statements of theory as truth – even those so-called “peer reviewed studies” that have bounced around criminally and emerged as some kind of viable “settled science.”

This criminal process may pad bank accounts and serve to offer chicken feed to anyone wishing to promote agendas, but, unfortunately, it does nothing to substantiate a normal, honest, scientific process. For that, we are doomed.

When we consider the administering of the Endangered Species Act, it is driven by “Best Available Science.” When it is discovered, as one example, that in the utilization of “Best Available Science” administrators decided at what threshold determined gray wolf recovery in the Northern Rocky Mountains, was nothing more than a number that was pulled out of thin air, what does this accomplish scientifically? We are witness to what it accomplishes politically.

The fraudulent broken/corrupt science netted the introduction of wolves. This kept the program running, which pleased the environmentalists and the wolf lovers, as they heavily depended upon the mythical, broken science that 100 wolves and 10 breeding pairs equaled “recovery.” Scientifically it meant nothing. Politically it meant everything.

On the flip side, the fraudulent and broken science set off anger among those who opposed unchecked numbers of wolves, claiming the system was rigged and the science no good. Don’t be mistaken here. Fraudulent science has no separation of bounds between right and left, conservative or liberal, or any other such false paradigms. Fraud is fraud and it can pay large dividends when used correctly within a population of non thinking sheep eager to head for the slaughterhouse.

Of course presenting information that will suggest and convince that the scientific process is broken will result in the same predictable responses. When one person’s “peer reviewed science” is questioned, they will defend it to the end. Then, when another discovers the claim that peer review is broken, all peer review becomes broken. What results is nothing more than a bigger divide, by design, that further destroys the scientific process.

What a mess!

But don’t go look!

From Big Science is Broken:

Science is broken.

That’s the thesis of a must-read article in First Things magazine, in which William A. Wilson accumulates evidence that a lot of published research is false. But that’s not even the worst part.

For starters, there’s a “replication crisis” in science. This is particularly true in the field of experimental psychology, where far too many prestigious psychology studies simply can’t be reliably replicated. But it’s not just psychology. In 2011, the pharmaceutical company Bayer looked at 67 blockbuster drug discovery research findings published in prestigious journals, and found that three-fourths of them weren’t right. Another study of cancer research found that only 11 percent of preclinical cancer research could be reproduced. Even in physics, supposedly the hardest and most reliable of all sciences, Wilson points out that “two of the most vaunted physics results of the past few years — the announced discovery of both cosmic inflation and gravitational waves at the BICEP2 experiment in Antarctica, and the supposed discovery of superluminal neutrinos at the Swiss-Italian border — have now been retracted, with far less fanfare than when they were first published.”

Then there is outright fraud. In a 2011 survey of 2,000 research psychologists, over half admitted to selectively reporting those experiments that gave the result they were after.

The peer review process doesn’t work. Most observers of science guffaw at the so-called “Sokal affair,” where a physicist named Alan Sokal submitted a gibberish paper to an obscure social studies journal, which accepted it.<<<Read Entire Article>>> (although this link takes you to a website I am not responsible for, I apologize for sending you to a sight that forces unwanted videos and ads on you.)