Science and society

Sebastian de Haro (Amsterdam): Science and Philosophy: A Love-Hate Relationship. Isabelle Ioannides (IES): Science and Society: Time for a New Deal. Jeroen Van Bouwel (Ghent): Towards Democratic Models of Science: Exploring the Case of Scientific Pluralism. Barbara P. Billauer (IWP): Scientific Statecraft: Using the Power of Scientific Knowledge to Drive State Actions. Caroline S. Wagner (Ohio State) and Dae Joong Kim (Dongguk): The Price of Big Science: Scarcity and Abundance in Scientific Publication. David S. Caudill (Villanova): Economics and/of Science: The Meaning(s) of Financial Bias and the Ideal of Interest-Free Science in Law. William J. Broad on how billionaires with big ideas are privatizing American science. John Aldrich on why scientific research needs both public and private support. Frank Ackerman on how the Koch brothers are hacking science. Bill Nye, the climate guy: D.C. Democrats are often pretty bad at debating right-wing science skeptics — be grateful that a kids' TV star has stepped into the void. Why believers ignore science: Laura Miller reviews The Unpersuadables: Adventures With the Enemies of Science by Will Storr. From visionary to the fringe: Paula Findlen reviews The Pseudoscience Wars: Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of the Modern Fringe by Michael D. Gordin. Joshua A. Krisch on 10 of the maddest scientists who ever lived. Combating bad science: Sloppy researchers beware — a new institute has you in its sights.