Is the Science journals editor showing remorse?

Hauled in front of Congress recently, Science Editor-in-Chief Holden Thorp showed signs of being open to views other than his own, which may be a first for him.

Thorp testified last Tuesday during a hearing titled “Academic Malpractice: Examining the Relationship Between Scientific Journals, the Government, and Peer Review” and hosted by the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Thorp, who is a George Washington University professor and the former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has previously suggested opposing government intervention to fight climate change is an unacceptable view.

Opposing political involvement by scientists “gives people the permission to say things like ‘climate change may be real, but I don’t think we should have government regulation to deal with it,’
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