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Fake science

January 9, 2017

This comes via Mark Steyn and is a quote from Judith Curry who has just resigned from her position at the University of Georgia. Here is the deeper reason she gives:

A deciding factor was that I no longer know what to say to students and postdocs regarding how to navigate the CRAZINESS. . . . Research and other professional activities are professionally rewarded only if they are channeled in certain directions approved by a politicized academic establishment — funding, ease of getting your papers published, getting hired in prestigious positions, appointments to prestigious committees and boards, professional recognition, etc.

How young scientists are to navigate all this is beyond me, and it often becomes a battle of scientific integrity versus career suicide (I have worked through these issues with a number of skeptical young scientists).

She, of course, is discussing climate “science”, but it is just as true in economics where no one, and I do mean no one, discusses the fantastic failure of Keynesian theory. It must be true all over the place with some scientific conclusions not even allowed into the debate.

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