Rational Scientists?

Scientists like to say that they are willing to change their views and opinions whenever new information comes in that conflicts with those views or the norm or standard practice. They like to say things like that because hypotheses, theories, and even paradigms must are supposed to develop from facts, data, and measurable events. When the facts change, scientists are willing to do the rational thing and change their views accordingly, even if they are heavily invested in the matter, right?

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The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

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