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    Only for those who are appalled by the systematic attack on the
    scientific method:

    http://www.doonesbury.com/strip/dailydose/index.html


    Shawn


    P.S. This is a rerun. Guess Gary's taking a vacation.

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    Shawn wrote:


    Minor nit : scientific methods (plural)

    http://www.av8n.com/physics/scientific-methods.htm


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    In news:bpmdnTBs-vjTxTfYnZ2dnUVZ_t3inZ2d@comcast.com Shawn
    <scurryfifewonniyne@fixthenumberscomcast.net> wrote:


    You want politicians to make decisions about what kind of research is
    done? Then don't be surprised to find that politicians are deciding what
    kind of research is done.

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    Bert Hyman wrote:

    This is a reality of government funded research. The problem this strip
    points out is that the current administration doesn't want *any* science
    (other than defense research perhaps) funded.


    Shawn

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    In news:nKSdnfETzeOu6zfYnZ2dnUVZ_u7inZ2d@comcast.com Shawn
    <scurryfifewonniyne@fixthenumberscomcast.net> wrote:


    OK.


    Then, given the political reality that you mention, don't you think it's
    a good idea to keep science out of the hands of politicians?

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    Bert Hyman wrote:

    It's not really possible to keep science *entirely* out of the hands of
    politicians. It is good policy for scientists to procure funding from
    civil/commercial sources as well as government sources, but not only is
    funding from C&C limited in amount, it also tends to be limited in scope
    and imagination. So a good mix is not only advisable--for institutions,
    it is quite necessary.

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    In news:eodtr2$99t$1@praesepe.isi.edu brian@isi.edu (Brian Tung) wrote:


    Then I guess you'll just have to live with their meddling, won't you?

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    Bert Hyman wrote:


    That would be a disaster. Science "in the hands of politicians" (aka
    government grants) created the polio vaccine, eradicated smallpox,
    launched the space program (including the HST)... The list is a /very/
    long one.

    It's a good idea to keep science out of the hands of /regressive/
    politicians, and to turn to truth-based initiatives. We have recently
    taken a step in that direction, but only a step; progressives also need
    to be kept in line.

    Davoud

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    Bert Hyman wrote:
    True. We are given the opportunity to elect those whose meddling is
    more to our liking.



    Shawn

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    In news:140120071400328044%star@sky.net Davoud <star@sky.net> wrote:


    Then I guess you'd best hope that a Philosopher King will assume power
    real soon now, and rule in enlightened benevolence, forever.


    "Better luck next time" is not really a good political philosophy.


    Good luck.

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