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Confusion reigns as UK scientists face government ‘gagging’ clause

February 27, 2016

By Paul Homewood

 

h/t 1saveenergys

 

The following article appeared in Nature this week:

 

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http://www.nature.com/news/confusion-reigns-as-uk-scientists-face-government-gagging-clause-1.19454

 

Of course, they could always refuse govt grants and rely private donors!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 27, 2016 1:00 pm

    So typical. The National Science Foundation has had an unwritten policy for years not funding any science which deviates from the “acceptable” mantra. Further, Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D), has proposed legislation which would subject those of us who deny that there is man-caused climate change to RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act). It was to combat Mafia groups and more recently drugs. Now a US Senator wants to turn it on regular citizens. It would allow the government to confiscate my property and all assets and then jail me with little proof. Their need for absolute power with no disagreement is insatiable.

  2. Ian Magness permalink
    February 27, 2016 2:04 pm

    “Dave” thinks gagging and firing ministers who don’t agree with him on the EU is perfectly fine, so why not extend that to scientists and scientific causes? On the other hand, he’s delighted to spend millions of taxpayers’ money on promoting his own causes – but that’s different, of course.

  3. Ila McEwan permalink
    February 27, 2016 5:03 pm

    Suppressing knowledge one way or another – Dave is dangerous – we cannot trust him?

  4. February 27, 2016 5:06 pm

    “Of course, they could always refuse govt grants and rely private donors!”

    Snort. Giggle. Guffaw. Like asking a hog not to belly up to the feed trough.

    Nah, they’ll just claim a separation of govt. money and private money and that they “made sure” not to have used any govt money to lobby. Standard practice among the elitist greens/reds/yellows.

  5. February 28, 2016 9:31 pm

    It is not for scientists to make policy. The job of the scientist is to predict the outcomes of policies and allow politicians to decide on them. That should apply even in the most extreme of circumstances, as in the imminent arrival of an asteroid.

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