In the wake of the Stanford scandal, the reasons why science often ISN’T self-correcting are attracting much more attention.
As a reader points out, the paper is the journal’s No. 1 most downloaded article, beating out several others in the Top 10 about Covid and related hot topics.
For those who are always lecturing us about “Follow the science” and “Believe the scientists,” this episode should be an eye opener.
That framing is backwards, or perhaps upside-down, probably in order to make the paper by Granville Sewell sound unreasonable.
A helpful formulation comes from podcaster Scott Adams, of “Dilbert” fame, who comments entertainingly on the political scene.