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Another review of “Dogmatism in Science and Medicine”

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2012/10/16

I was gratified at this review in Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective  [1 (10, 2012): 10-11]   by Ron Westrum, a well known expert in social psychology  and sociology of science. A couple of quotes:

“This is a most worthwhile book. . . well-researched . . . Bauer shows the dangers that powerful groups in mainstream science pose to open inquiry and an open society. . .
That science might have knowledge monopolies may come as a surprise. . . One of the great virtues of the book is good case-studies, telling examples of scientific misbehavior by elite practitioners. . . One of the best case-studies in the book is Chapter 3, “A case of public censorship: Elsevier and Medical Hypotheses.” . . .  Overall, I find Bauer’s arguments convincing and his examples disturbing.”

I was especially pleased that he singled out Chapter 3, about the extraordinary capitulation of Elsevier to the HIV/AIDS vigilantes.

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