Friday, August 05, 2005


Parallel Intellectual Universe

Paul Krugman has an Op-Ed, "Design for Confusion," in today's New York Times that should be required reading for every supporter of science and science education in the country.  "Corporations... " writes Krugman, "pouring a steady stream of money into think tanks that created a sort of parallel intellectual universe, a world of "scholars" whose careers are based on toeing an ideological line, rather than on doing research that stands up to scrutiny by their peers."

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