Auto Insurance Reform

Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, June 9, 1999

Auto Insurance Reform


Galileo's Revenge

Junk Science In The Courtroom

Galileo's Revenge

Contends that the justice system is being abused, and society is being deprived of life-saving drugs and therapies, by defendants who rely on the testimony of witnesses who utilize unfounded "scientific" research to back their claims

Against Method

Against Method

Modern philosophy of science has paid great attention to the understanding of scientific 'practice', in contrast to concentration on scientific 'method'. Paul Feyerabend's acclaimed work, which has contributed greatly to this new emphasis, shows the deficiencies of some widespread ideas about the nature of knowledge. He argues that the only feasible explanations of scientific successes are historical explanations, and that anarchism must now replace rationalism in the theory of knowledge. The third edition of this classic text contains a new preface and additional reflections at various points in which the author takes account both of recent debates on science and on the impact of scientific products and practices on the human community. While disavowing populism or relativism, Feyerabend continues to insist that the voice of the inexpert must be heard. Thus many environmental perils were first identified by non-experts against prevailing assumptions in the scientific community. Feyerabend's challenging reassessment of scientific claims and understandings are as pungent and timely as ever.

U.C. Davis Law Review

U.C. Davis Law Review


Justice for Sale

Shortchanging the Public Interest for Private Gain

Justice for Sale

A report by the Alliance for Justice.