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        CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF SCIENCE

Read a couple of excellent pieces by Dr Milton Wainwright, microbiologist
at the University of Sheffield, on 'heresy' in corporate-led science, at
http://www.gmwatch.org/archive2.asp?arcid=5297

EXCERPT:
Surprisingly, organisations like the Royal Society and the Royal Colleges
often do the opposite of protecting dissenting scientists.  The Royal
Society for example, seemed to take an almost morbid delight in crucifying
Arpad Pusztai when he dared to doubt the safety of GM foods; a process
applauded by those of his fellow scientists, whose grant income relied upon
his martyrdom.

Being a heretic has been a particularly bad idea during four historical
periods: the Catholic inquisition, the Lutheran Protestant period, the
Stalin-Lysenko years and finally the present day.  Nowadays, university
science in the UK is 'accountancy led'...