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Oh, so grant money does affect science

by Greg Krehbiel on 29 November 2017

I think I know what NPR wants me to conclude from this story.

Climate Scientists Watch Their Words, Hoping To Stave Off Funding Cuts

They want me to think the evil Trump administration is on an ignorant campaign against the established dogma of climate change, so those poor, underfunded scientists need to find ways to play with words to get past the Inquisitor.

Okay. But there’s another way to look at this. Research follows the money, and the money follows the political fads. Or, to put it another way, scientists know which side their bread is buttered on.

2017-11-29  »  Greg Krehbiel

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  1. pentamom
    29 November 2017 @ 2:42 pm

    No, only scientists who work for entities that have an interest in not making climate change the centerpiece of policy are influenced by money. Scientists who work for entities whose interests run in the other direction are wholly disinterested. When will you ever learn, Greg?

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