Monday, March 14, 2005

In the news

BBC News: science risks being tainted by the excessive intrusion of commercialism and there is a need for greater public engagement with science.

What risks - if any - do you see associated with commercial interests supporting scientific research?

Do you "trust scientists to tell the truth"? Do you think "science makes a good contribution to society"?

1 Comments:

At 11:37 a.m., Blogger Julie said...

Ok so firstly, i do think science has made tremendous contributions to society... Like amounts unmeasurable but i also think it is very difficult for scientists 'to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth' when they are subject to higher controls - such as maintaining funding. The world (implying many societies of the world) is not ready for some of the advancements being made by scientists and until they are, scientists have to work accordingly.

 

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