Bio-IT World – What’s Fueling Our Growing Loss of Faith in Big Science?

11 Jan


The Skeptical Outsider

The scientific method is arguably one of the key pillars of Western Civilization. Ironically, the power of science has become so well established that it is now taken as an article of faith by politicians and voters who wouldn’t know the difference between good science and bad if it bit them in the keister. As a result, no society in history has provided as much public, private, and corporate science funding as the United States.

Now, with runaway entitlement spending forcing politicians to search for savings amidst discretionary budget items, don’t be surprised if the tide begins to turn against the hundreds of billions of dollars Uncle Sam dishes out to scientists every year.

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