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  •  A more subtle corruption... (3+ / 0-)

    First:  it is pretty awful the way the current administration appears to be censoring science, and investigating that is a great and important task.

    There is another way that the administration messes with science.  The present and other past administrations have put BIG BUCKS into projects than no serious scientist I've heard of thinks is at all feasible.  Some of my closest friends are in energy and materials science; they're rolling around laughing at the current project of sending life to Mars (at least I think that is/was a "bush dream."  It's one of our jokes about how to get rid of scientists one doesn't like - get them involved in going to Mars!  Star Wars was another big joke.  Of course, more seriously, everyone just tries to figure out how to describe the research they want to do as somehow linked to such a program.

    IMPEACH

    -5.75; -7.44

    by JPete on Mon Mar 20, 2006 at 11:12:06 AM PST

    •  Mars Mission Already Accomplished (0+ / 0-)

      See my post above--the Mars program acheived its mission of starving environmental programs at NASA.

      •  I saw your note after writing this one. Shortly (0+ / 0-)

        after that I got a notice about grants for the Mars program.  It seems the same sad story:  everyone gets peer reviewed unless they're not qualified at all to make scientific decisions.

        IMPEACH

        -5.75; -7.44

        by JPete on Tue Mar 21, 2006 at 12:20:54 PM PST

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