Gavin (selfishgene) wrote,

Suppression of Science Within Science

Lomborg’s text employs the strategy of those who . . . argue that gay men aren't dying of AIDS, that Jews weren't singled out by the Nazis for extermination. So global-warming denialism is as much beyond the pale as AIDS denialism. Except that – and perhaps you’ve noticed – Duesberg has never denied that AIDS exists, he just has a different explanation for what caused it. And Lomborg doesn’t deny that global warming is occurring, he doesn’t even question that human activities are contributing significantly to it, he is just making a cost-benefit argument.
The chickens are coming home to roost. Decades of support from centralized governments have caused centralized bureaucracy to overwhelm good science. You can have millions for research but only if your research isn't going to rock the boat. When you take the King's money you are the King's servant no matter what he told you beforehand.
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