ON WISDOM Podcast – Episode 25: 'This is Basically a Revolution': Self-Knowledge & The Battle for Better Science (with Simine Vazire)
The On Wisdom podcast features a social-cognitive scientist in Toronto and an educator in London discussing the latest empirical science regarding the nature of wisdom. Igor Grossmann runs the Wisdom & Culture Lab at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Charles Cassidy runs the Evidence-Based Wisdom project in London, UK. The podcast thrives on a diet of freewheeling conversation on wisdom and decision-making, and includes regular guests spots with leading behavioural scientists from the field of wisdom research and beyond. Welcome to The On Wisdom Podcast.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Is the “business-as-usual” approach to science in crisis?
Does the public have a good grasp of how scientific knowledge is really generated?
And might scientists be as much prey to self-serving biases as the rest of us mortals?
UC Davis Associate Professor of Psychology and co-founder of The Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science Simine Vazire joins Igor and Charles to discuss the thorny complexity of seeking reliable knowledge about the world and about ourselves, the perils of being a whistleblower in the competitive world of modern science, and the on-going scientific credibility revolution. We discuss meta-scientists, the Open Science movement, and the power of preprints to bust open the black box of peer review. Igor tries to unpack the dialectic of motives among the ‘data policemen,’ Simine issues a call-to-arms for a grassroots-powered future for the scientific community, and Charles learns that the planet of self-knowledge is in a galaxy still far, far away.
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