a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. 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.
we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
Exactly what is going on in the climate science world now. A bunch of know-nothings simultaneously driving and riding the gravy train. There is absolutely no motivation to think, do science, or get off. Just keep the money coming and never bite the hand that feeds it.