The RAS is winding down the fight against pseudoscience

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The oth­er day it turned out, accord­ing to the Club of Academicians “July 1”, that in December 2022 the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences decid­ed «to trans­fer the func­tions of the RAS Commission on Combating Pseudoscience and the RAS Commission on Counteraction to Falsification of Scientific Research to the Expert Council of the RAS». The lead­ers of the com­mis­sions were not even informed about this. In 2018, the RAS Commission on Combating Pseudoscience was split into two, severe­ly lim­it­ing the right to pub­lic state­ments (only with the approval of the Presidium of the RAS). Now it is going to the point where the prob­lems of pseu­do­science and fal­si­fi­ca­tion will no longer be con­sid­ered inde­pen­dent­ly. Academics hope to chal­lenge this deci­sion at the General Assembly of the RAS in May.