[Hac-announce] Science as Dark Matter

Kevin Gough or Paula Jones kvngough at aol.com
Sun Jul 27 18:16:25 EDT 2014

True but it's not possible to separate one activity - science - as pure and 'above' the motivations of tribal social forces. Many individuals are motivated by the search for "the truth" (and the benefits to society therein) but that may only get them criticized if their views conflict with the accepted group narrative. When money becomes involved the problems are only compounded....

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It’s a reasonable question.
The good news, however surprising or even unbelievable, is that so many investigators are primarily motivated not by the thought of fame or monetary profit (however undeserved), but by the hope that they will be remembered as having obtained significant new results that will stand up under intense scrutiny, and as having thereby benefited humanity.
I know.  I’ve been there.  I’ve worked with all kinds.
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Subject: [Hac-announce] Science as Dark Matter

Some counterpoint to Carl Sagans Science as a Candle in the Dark:


Crack Down on Scientific Fraudsters



When so much is riding on getting a particular result, what is the motivation for integrity?



            Tom Platt

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