Aporia Podcast
Adversarial Collaboration | Cory Clark
Adversarial Collaboration | Cory Clark
Harm hyper-vigilance, error management theory, Mertonian norms, and can science ever be value-free?

Cory Clark received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine. She worked as the Director of Academic Engagement for Heterodox Academy and is now the Director of the Adversarial Collaboration Project and a Visiting Faculty Scholar in The Wharton School and School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

​Her hobbies include phojography (taking pictures while jogging), phodography (taking pictures of her dog), solo travel to beautiful or weird and murdery places, and planning for her future beet farm/live music venue/goat sanctuary, to be called Beets, Beats, & Bleats.

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0:00 Intro

00:51 Cory’s background

2:25 What makes science special?

5:00 Mertonian norms

7:30 Why should the average person care about science?

12:45 Can science ever be value-free?

16:15 Harm hypervigilance & error management theory

36:55 Self-censorship

40:00 Fuzzy boundaries

44:40 Is truth an intrinsic good?

48:20 The inevitability of endorsing harm

54:29 Journal competition

57:20 Adversarial collaboration

1:14:00 Disillusionment

1:20:17 Bonus question preview

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