Perspectives on Science 22 (4):593-615 (2014)

Inmaculada de Melo-Martin
Weill Cornell Medicine--Cornell University
Many have argued that allowing and encouraging public avenues for dissent and critical evaluation of scientific research is a necessary condition for promoting the objectivity of scientific communities and advancing scientific knowledge . The history of science reveals many cases where an existing scientific consensus was later shown to be wrong . Dissent plays a crucial role in uncovering potential problems and limitations of consensus views. Thus, many have argued that scientific communities ought to increase opportunities for dissenting views to be heard and taken seriously. Such opportunities are necessary for both limiting the influence ..
Keywords Scientific Dissent  Problems with Scientific Dissent
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DOI 10.1162/POSC_a_00151
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