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“Cargo cult science” performs rituals that imitate science, but are not science. “Doing what scientists do” is not doing science, and won’t deliver—just as “doing what a ground crew does” doesn’t bring planes. If you create a good enough airport—the cargo will come. What does it take for an individual to do innovative intellectual work,…

über Overcoming Cargo Cult Science — The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF)