Posts tagged ‘integrity’
The East Anglia scientists who were accused of adjusting their science data to push their political agenda of remediating man-made global warming have attracted world wide attention. Most commentaries on the subject consider the potential conflict of itnerest issue and whether the scientists and their results are to be trusted. However, the political conflict of interest charge which has recieved almost all the media attention is not the critical one from the scientific point of view. There may have been some more serious transgressions. And if so what should science do with the data and analyses that the trangressers have produced?
President Obama’s memorandum reproduced herein was issued to end and correct the abuses of the previous administration in corrupting the scientific process and imposing political and religious ideology on government scientific decisions. The president’s memo is annotated by Dr. Lewis D. Eigen, providing background and analysis of some of the requirements.