It is easy for banana republic dictators to get the science results they want. Simply purge anyone who doesn’t espouse the politically desired viewpoint.
“We don’t have time for a meeting of the flat-Earth society,” Obama said
This is of course the exact opposite of what he promised to do.
March 9, 2009
Obama wants to depoliticize science
The memorandum will order the Office of Science and Technology Policy to “assure a number of effective standards and practices that will help our society feel that we have the highest-quality individuals carrying out scientific jobs and that information is shared with the public,” said Harold Varmus, who co-chairs Obama’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology.