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To: momincombatboots

You’re right. Science IS going through a crisis of credibility. I’m sure you’ve read about the staggering numbers of peer reviewed journal articles filled with made up data, hidden relevant data, and articles filled with just plain junk.

Science as seen through the dirty lenses of Big Media is even more trashy.


15 posted on 06/09/2012 5:20:42 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

I have indeed. Science has left the realm of true exercise in intellect and become a business. It happened with health care in the late 80s, the government gave healthcare to the insurers and turned it into a business. Now they see it as losing money and want to ration it. The same can be said for the progression of science. For a while, we truly sought knowledge, now they truly seek grants. Also, government sponsored regulations censor true science.
The crisis of peer review has been sacrificed to money. There were folks committed to science who didn’t have a lavish lifestyle. I know they are still out there, purists. I would like to think those working in the Haldron collider project are the old- fashioned scientist. Not the scientist of politics. /rant off.


22 posted on 06/09/2012 5:46:30 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia. 2016 starts today!)
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