- A good scientist would rather live with an unpleasant truth than embrace a comfortable lie.
- Good scientists do not suppress debate, they insist on it.
- Good scientists with opposing views attack one another’s arguments, but not each other.
- A good scientist knows that skepticism, whether or not it is the sign of a heretic, is actually essential to the practice of good science.
- A good scientist would rather be right than be President.
- A good scientist knows that 2 + 2 = 4, always has, and always will, no matter who occupies the positions of power in politics or culture.
- A good scientist knows that science is not a democracy, that scientific truth is not determined by a show of hands, and that consensus and authority are there to be challenged, not to be accepted without question.
Hat tip to Dr. Judy Curry.