Natural scientists Paul Gross and Norman Levitt (1994) are authors of a biting critique of the claptrap that many postmodernist social scientists have published on science. Yet, like so many writers on the so called academic Right they have paid scant regard to the claptrap published from those claiming to be among their own ranks. Here I refer to the self-proclaimed crime scientists, who claim to be natural scientists, and yet seem to understand nothing of the lessons that science teaches of:
- The need to seek disconfirming evidence for your own hypothesis,
- the meaning of causality,
- the need to keep scientific explanations separate from the data you are seeking to explain and
- the need for explanations that are both refutable and difficult to vary.