Monday, December 30, 2013

The Danger of Government-Managed Science

Nobel Laureate Randy W. Schekman: "The Danger of Government-Managed Science"

Key quote:
Many of you can recount similar stories where an investment in basic science has resulted in a direct application to medicine and technology. And yet we find a growing tendency for government to want to manage discovery with expansive so-called strategic science initiatives at the expense of the individual creative exercise we celebrate today.
(Via Don S.)