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Why have scientists stopped doing science?
Telegraph [UK], by James Delingpole

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/9/2013 4:08:50 PM

Recently I´ve acquired a second career poisoning the minds of the young in schools. Even in the very posh ones, there´s always an element which is mildly appalled that someone like me has been allowed anywhere near their precious charges. Science departments, I find, are particularly resistant and I quite understand why. Being mostly Guardian readers they have this caricature image in their heads of what James Delingpole is like: he´s a wanton controversialist; he´s anti-science; he´s a denier in the pay of Big Oil who harasses all those wonderful principled scientists doing their best to warn us of impending

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: coldoc, 12/9/2013 4:15:55 PM     (No. 9647013)

We don´t need no stinking science. We have al gore, chris christy, and the UN.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 12/9/2013 4:16:55 PM     (No. 9647017)

It´s the usual case of FTM (follow the money) Normally, if a scientist wants to make a decent income, he must work at a dull, tedious job in private industry. But if he wants to do something really exciting as well as make money, he must line up at the government teat and beg for grant money because nobody in their right minds would pay him to have fun.

Of course, working at the government teat has many strings, most of which mean giving up your principles.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 12/9/2013 6:00:51 PM     (No. 9647157)

History proves that the human race shows stages of great progress followed by just as intense backward stages loss.
Some backward movements are so intense they almost end civilization or eliminate free cultures.
American strides have been intense in creativity . Just consider this nation went forward during the 84 years of my grandfather´s life from horse and buggy to the moon and back.
Groups of greed with the desire to rule and own the fruits of that growth have always been a factor in the retardation of forward progress.
We are now in such a beginning and if we pay attention to that history we can overcome the crushing greed and desire to take and control what we have achieved before it destroys the current level of
progress. A greed and hatred that tosses the world back to a third or more times of dark ages we have forgotten.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rafter, 12/9/2013 6:28:58 PM     (No. 9647185)

The writer is selling his latest book...
as a nice Holiday Gift to bestow on someone.

Happy holidays.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Grambo, 12/9/2013 6:34:44 PM     (No. 9647196)

Scientists live and die by grant money.

Grant money comes from foundations (read, industrial money now handled by greenie, hippie scions) and federal agencies (read, Democrats).

QED


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 12/9/2013 7:41:43 PM     (No. 9647269)

#4, FTA:

This is why I have written The Little Green Book of Eco Fascism which you can buy from Regnery in the US and is shortly to be published in the UK by Biteback. It goes without saying that these handy A to Zs of eco lunacy are not only perfect Christmas presents for the evil, Big-Oil-funded climate denier in your life but also ideal tools for annoying the hell out of greenies.

(Emphasis added.)

And I hope James sells some books so he can feed his family and keep on tilting at windmills and other "green" boondoggles.

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