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Tom Bethell: The Orthodoxies of Government Science

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Uploaded on May 7, 2011

Tom Bethell speaks with Andy Nash about how government-funded science can result in unquestionable orthodoxy and rigidity of thought, stifling free inquiry in the quest for ever greater grant funding. Mr. Bethell is a senior editor at The American Spectator and author of numerous books, including "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science" and "Questioning Einstein."

2:08 - How the green movement was hijacked by social activists (1 min)
5:20 - Academics are terrorized if they depart from the orthodoxy (2 mins)
8:00 - They're terrified of getting grants cut off if they're mavericks (1 min)
9:50 - Science was much more open when it was funded privately (1 min)
11:50 - If you think independent thoughts, do it alone (1 min)
13:45 - The way to bring back open and free academic thought (1 min)

http://insideacademia.tv/episodes/201...

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