Natural Sciences

Our command of and investments in the frontiers of human knowledge drive technological and societal innovations that advance the general welfare and are to the betterment of the common good when the search for objective truth by empirical analysis is unhindered and untainted by impious motivation.

Recent scholarship by metanalysis over the past several decades has identified serious concerns within the scientific community by the frequency of peer reviewed research being overstated or grossly misunderstood in reporting by layman media outlets without necessary correction as well as the frequency of peer reviewed research that is later found to be fraudulent, unrepeatable, or simply in error. Those that tend to reveal a trending lack of objectivity or professionalism, or a majoritarian bias on the part of investigators or reviewers within the community of scientists, or a lack of seriousness in the peer review process, are particularly disturbing.

Natural Sciences, as a center of study and practice, gives focus to this problem by identifying fields of study & specific institutions that have shown the greatest propensity for susceptibility, to analyze the causes in each case, and to propose solutions to improve objectivity, attention to accuracy, and to protect and nurture the overall quality and integrity of the natural sciences.