Science and Politics; It’s a bad idea to mix politics with most things, especially science, which by its very nature demands the absence of bias and open minds. Science is nothing more than the investigation of the natural world, and a set of protocols for doing so professionally, in a way that minimizes human bias and error.Unfortunately American schools do an abysmal job teaching science to students, and confidence in research is damaged when scientists do unethical things, like Fauci did when he funded gain of function research and lied about it.
I’ve been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1978. We do surveys from time to time to see what the average person thinks about our field of study (Chemistry). Like all scientists we are taking a hit due to the controversy surrounding global climate change and terms like “Follow the science” being debated in the media.
The issue gets back to funding by governmental organizations. Research cost money and lots of it comes from government sources. In order to the keep funding flowing the researchers need to produce results favorable to the agency providing the funding or the funding ceases to continue.
There is a lot of great research going on that is being funded through grants. Grants are the lifeblood for most university studies. Sometimes a project can provide both a scientific result and a political perspective at the same time but the cost increases geometrically to get a result desired in lieu of the results obtained by actual research and analysis.
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