Government meddling ruins everything in time. That’s no less true of science than of money, housing, medical care, education, and so on.
Science has been undermined by the influence of federal funding. So argues J. Scott Turner in this American Mind essay.
He writes, “Less and less do the sciences serve as bulwarks of reason against political and corporatist aims. To the contrary, the sciences are becoming stridently politicized, acting as a vanguard for an authoritarianism of ‘expertise.’ Increasingly, science is being used as a cloak to shield political agendas from normal scrutiny and debate, thereby betraying the scientific ideal.”
Read the whole thing.
Hat tip: David Lips
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