Science is always a reflection of our values, both as a society and as individuals, and of the systems and structures within which we operate (funders, universities and institutes, scientific societies, journals, and informal relationships with colleagues). I enjoy reflecting on these issues, and write about them often in my personal blog, which, admittedly, I have had less time to pursue of late. Here I share some of the motivating principals of this lab, both towards research and science generally, and on the state and use of statistical methods in science.