Scientist as Shaman — Seeing Through the Sham
Think, for example, of the late Stephen Hawking and how his fevered pronouncements in his final years were received.
On the History of Darwinism, Scientific Racism, and Hitler, Is Steven Pinker Objective?
Pinker is right that we should formulate our ideas based on evidence, not bias and preconceptions.
Is Science Objective? Steven Pinker’s Counterattack Against the “War on Science”
Unfortunately, Pinker’s overweening faith in science as a reliable path to the truth has its own problems.