Scientists as canaries in the coal mine - Turkey taking a fatal exit

Anyone who devotes his life to scientific research and its achievements will today struggle with a notion which has its origins in philosophy, whose home discipline however has never been able to determine exactly what it refers to: the notion of “truth”. For the sciences teach us the dynamics of a constant questioning of the […]

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Politics and post-factualism - What Trump means to science

If you are reading blogs like this one and are interested in the rich and sometimes joyous discourse of the sciences, it is likely that the result of the US elections last week has created a similar mixture of shock, anxiety, grief, shame, and disgust for you as it has for the author of these […]

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