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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Agricultural Groups Suspend Grants to Professors Who Found Ethanol Use Isn't the Global Warming Panacea Claimed

Pharyngula:

Some people, even prominent, wealthy people, simply don't understand the fundamental concept of basic research. The goal isn't to get answers that make you feel good; it isn't to find ways to rationalize continuing damaging practices; it isn't even to pat you on the should and salve your delicate feelings. It is to find out the actual answer to a problem, no matter what it may be. Don't fund research if you're afraid of the truth.


I'm saddened, but not surprised by this development.

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