Jonah Lehrer’s piece in the New Yorker

Behind the firewall, here’s the abstract of Jonah’s new piece on the “decline effect”. And here’s Steven Novella’s response on his NeuroLogica Blog.

Basically what’s at stake is our (the community of scientists and those who use scientific results to create informed policies) faith in the Scientific Method (as defined best by Popper).

I’m still working through my own thoughts as to Lehrer’s article. It’s creating a big stir among my colleagues and it deserves a serious response. So stay tuned.