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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


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.