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Science and liberation
Science as human curiosity, as authority, and as business

Podur, Justin
Publisher:  Briarpatch
Date Written:  06/01/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article

The conservative movement’s attack on science has several prongs. Where they can attain government office, as in Canada, they use the highly effective tools of funding and de-funding, and regulation and de-regulation, to control government scientists and embolden private interests. The goal is to transfer power and resources from public services and public science to private institutions, while often appealing to moral and religious doctrines in the process.

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