Saturday, November 26, 2011

"Climategate" and Openness

Here's a piece about "Climategate." While I, like everyone else, is tired of tagging "-gate" to all scandals or perceived scandals, the actual scandal relates back to a need for openness. I want to transpose this piece that goes right back to the need for Open Science, but in a slightly politicized agenda:

"Voters in a democracy do not argue about science. They argue about the authority of scientists. And scientists’ claim to authority comes from the perception that, in fact, they do not let their vanities and rivalries influence their work...scientists pursue only the truth...some prominent members of the climate-change establishment were not operating in a spirit of openness."

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