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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Scientists and federal law enforcement agencies

Law enforcement officials in the U.S. want to work more closely with scientists. But scientists aren't always receptive to those law enforcement officials. Scientists don't trust them as much as law enforcement agencies would like. Scientists are smart.

Read the Science Progress piece in its entirety here. Here, meanwhile, are the results of their poll on how scientists view various groups:

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Posted by P.M. Jaworski on December 24, 2008 | Permalink

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For what reason, pray tell, do American law enforcement agencies want to work more closely with scientists? They should be very very suspicious.

Posted by: Alain | 2008-12-24 4:29:26 PM


Agreed Alain, nothing good can come from such an alliance...except maybe a new Gestapo.

Posted by: JC | 2008-12-24 5:10:05 PM


Definitely good news that scientists aren't blind supporters of the police, plenty of whom cannot be trusted.

However, I'm disappointed that respondents to this survey are more trusting of government funding sources than private ones.

My guess is they simply have a built-in left-wing bias rather than a genuinely libertarian one.

Posted by: Jeremy Maddock | 2008-12-26 3:32:41 AM



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