Questionable Motives

July 5, 2011

What is good science?

Filed under: Criticism,Science — tildeb @ 8:25 am

Good science is that method of inquiry that follows three seemingly simple concepts: don’t fool yourself, be honest, and uphold integrity. None are easy to do in practice, however, and so what we often end up with is what Richard Feynman calls Cargo Cult Science. It’s much more common than one might imagine so we must remain vigilant.

(h/t to onegoodmove)

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