Ever wonder how the "Happy Planet Index" rates Mexico number two, Bangladesh number eight, Venezuela number 29, and the USA number 108 of 140 countries? The same trick as used in calculating the "climate sensitivity" of greenhouses gases is at work.
Idolatry: thinking your model truly represented the underlying reality.
The process of peer review is a cornerstone of scientific integrity, the guarantee of quality in a scientific research paper. Supposedly.
In a recent year, over 16,000 people died from overdoses of prescription pain-killing drugs – more than from all illegal drugs combined.
The history of the Big Bang Theory is a remarkable tale with a genuine hero of both science and religion.