Authors: Antón Chamberlin; Walter E. Block
Addresses: Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70118, USA ' Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Avenue, Box 15, Miller Hall 318, New Orleans, LA, 70118, USA
Abstract: Due to specialisation and the division of labour non-meteorologists cannot but take seriously the findings of environmental scientists. But this only holds true when those involved in ecological studies are able to freely conduct their research. That relatively rather low bar, sadly, has not been reached in recent debates in this field. The point is when scientists, or specialists, in a given discipline are free to present their theories and evidence, then, laypersons would be well-advised to take into account their findings. But when scholars are not allowed to do so then the 'findings' of the majority of them must be taken with a grain of salt. The present paper attempts to find our way forward in this not only non-scientific, but anti-scientific milieu.
Keywords: academic fraud; environmentalism; scientific method; specialisation and the division of labour.
International Journal of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility, 2018 Vol.1 No.4, pp.289 - 301
Received: 05 Jul 2016
Accepted: 14 Jul 2017
Published online: 06 May 2019 *