Scientist are people too and have the same motives. All scientists want to be funded and do critical, important work (or at least be perceived as doing so). It is not at all surprising to me that some scientists are compromising their credibility to cater to the agenda of politicians with $$. This happens in almost every field—there is always someone who will tell the politicians what they want to hear for personal gain—even in the military.
posted on 12/02/2009 5:35:02 PM PST
(DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
Nope, wrong answer. There is funding for everything under the sun, it does not determine which source is picked and favored. The goal hasn't wavered in a hundred years - destroy capitalism. They are commies, plain and simple. They are not innocently mistaken, it is a giant fraud meant to control mankind.
posted on 12/02/2009 5:39:54 PM PST
Yeah but I've got to believe (glass half full) that both continue to exist, those who dedicate themselves to learning and discovery for its own sake, and those who are in it for the fame and money.
Sharing the raw data along with the methods and the results should be required. Those who do not comply should be shunned. In this era of communication at light speed across the globe, the old way seems stronger than ever to me.
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