Insightful discussion of society's attitude toward new research, and of the nature of science. Henry Bauer shares how science has becoming less trustworthy through conflicts of interest and excessive competitiveness. Evidence tending to challenge established theories is sometimes rejected without addressing its substance.
Henry H. Bauer is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Science Studies and Dean Emeritus of Arts & Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Earlier he had worked at the Universities of Sydney, Michigan, Southampton, and Kentucky. His publications include more than a hundred articles and eleven books, most recently Dogmatism in Science and Medicine: How Dominant Theories Monopolize Research and Stifle the Search for Truth
From the Archives: This live interview was recorded on November 9, 2001 on the nationally syndicated radio program, hosted by Laura Lee . See more at www.lauralee.com