The Science Media Centre has been accused of using science as a front for public relations campaigns in the service of political and corporate interests. Is such criticism fair?
… but it doesn’t look like this!
Claims that the capacity for self-correction is what separates science from other endeavours don’t hold up when you look at some of those other endeavours.
Tweaking the Frascati definitons of research types to highlight the role that each type of research plays in an economic cycle of knowledge production.
A recent study comparing types of research funding policy suggests that funding researchers rather than projects promotes more “creative”, exploratory science.