John E.R. Staddon

John E.R. Staddon


"John Staddon is James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at Duke University.  Many of these issues are discussed in his new book Scientific Method: How science works, fails to work or pretends to work. (2017) Routledge."

Recent blog posts by this author

Is Diversity an Enemy of Excellence?

The National Science Foundation (NSF) was created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science….” Following a 2012 recommendation, NSF now has an Office of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). NSF was just following the crowd, for almost...

The Persistence of Memory and #MeToo

The recent revelations about Harvey Weinstein have precipitated hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse. Many of the complainants are now adults, even middle-aged. But most of the alleged events took place when the victims were young – teenagers or...

Taking Ta-Nehisi Coates Seriously

In June 2014, Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote a feature in the Atlantic arguing that the terrible history of blacks in the United States justified reparations. Many consider this a radical proposition. Yet critical reaction was mild.  Kevin...