Biased Observers of Nature

Biased Observers of Nature

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Scientists are not robots recording events using mechanically objective methods. Like all human beings, scientists have biases. Indeed, the inherent bias in science has spurred debates over climate change, evolution, and other topics. Nonetheless, the reliability and validity of data used to draw conclusions are the linchpin for scientific progress.

We can and must do a better job of minimizing potential biases in science to ensure transparency and reliability in the data we collect, analyze, and interpret, and thus help close off avenues of criticism for controversial findings.

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