Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

- Ronald Reagan

Science?

It has been claimed that there is an assault on science by conservatives. Perhaps we should consider there is an assault on science by scientists:

Stapel was an academic star in the Netherlands and abroad, the author of several well-regarded studies on human attitudes and behavior. That spring, he published a widely publicized study in Science about an experiment done at the Utrecht train station showing that a trash-filled environment tended to bring out racist tendencies in individuals. And just days earlier, he received more media attention for a study indicating that eating meat made people selfish and less social. [Read]

Science that does not happen with acclaimed published results is not science, it is politics, clear politics.


posted at 12:48:19 on 04/29/13 by clearpolitics - Category: Science - [Permalink]

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