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Unread 06-16-2009, 05:49 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by GodHand Prime View Post
Except that this interpretation of the scientific progress assumes that everyone is playing by the rules. Let's go over some of the basic reasons why they don't.

1) Scientists are people.
2) People want money.
3) Scientists largely get money from grants.
4) Grants are controlled by politicians.
5) Politicians decide who to give grants to based on who is saying what they want to hear.

Then there's the basic underlying fact that humans want to think they're more powerful than they are.
Holy fuck I was hoping for this post.

God yes thank you for sharing your view that scientists are financially biased which is why they put forward views which run contrary to the preferences of the wealthiest and most politically powerful fucking interests in the world.

Now I can completely not take you seriously at all, this is fantastic.
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