Consensus, Not Truth

by Jane S. Shaw

It’s hard to pin down exactly what is happening to science in academia, but it seems to be losing its objectivity. Special interests, such as environmentalists (under the banner of sustainability), are pushing toward subjective decisions rather than the search for factual knowledge and understanding. John Droz Jr., a retired physicist in North Carolina, has made it his mission to collect examples and show, in formal presentations, the intellectual distortions he sees in academic science. “Droz’s presentation cites well-known example after example in which accepted standards of proof are cast aside to reach predetermined political ends,” writes Jay Schalin of the Pope Center.

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