The American Geophysical Union’s display of ignorance regarding the scientific method raises questions about the level of competence within scientific organizations. The scientific method is fundamental to research and the acquisition of reliable knowledge, and any departure from it can lead to flawed conclusions and unreliable data.
WE REALLY DO HAVE A CRISIS OF COMPETENCE: The American Geophysical Union shows off its ignorance of the scientific method.
The Pentagon-funded study highlighting the possibility of U.S. officials with dementia posing a national security threat underscores concerns about the competency and mental health of those in key positions. Dementia, which can lead to cognitive decline and memory loss, can indeed affect an individual’s ability to make sound decisions, particularly in high-stakes roles.
These dots suggest a broader issue regarding competence, both in scientific research and within government and national security. Ensuring competence in these areas is critical for making informed decisions and safeguarding national interests.