“The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific/technological elite.”
Ten years ago, James Hansen (who predicted that Manhattan would be underwater by 2008) complained that NASA didn’t want him making policy statements which he wasn’t authorized to make.
Barack Obama promised to change that, which he did. He wants to prosecute any scientists which disagree with his junk science.
Obama is using the same model which the Vatican did in the 16th century, to intimidate scientists into compliance with the official agenda.
Science can’t function in an environment where the government is intimidating and bribing scientists into a “consensus” – which is exactly what Barack Obama wants. He is using scientists to achieve a political agenda, and the very last thing he wants is an honest scientific discussion to interfere.
President Eisenhower warned us about the dangers…
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