disinterested science

C. Petersen ottilie at u.washington.edu
Mon Jul 27 18:57:28 PDT 1998

Yes. At the university of washington, UPS tried to fund the research of a physician who had had some research results indicating that back pain can be psychosomatic with a very wealthy endowment. Oddly enough, it was the Wall Street Journal that published this before any local paper or the campus newspaper.

On Mon, 27 Jul 1998, michael perelman wrote:

> I am surprised that nobody has mentioned the fact that more and more,
> science has been corporatized, with scientists hewing the corporate line
> and sworn to secrecy. I had a section discussing this trend in my new
> book, Class Warfare in the Information Age (St. Martin's 1998).
> I am now looking through Krimsky, Sheldon. 1996. "Financial Interests of
> Authors in Scientific Journals: A Pilot Study of 14 Publications." Science
> and Engineering Ethics, 2, pp. 395-410.
> Scarey stuff. In any case, the idea of disinterested scientists searching
> for truth is becoming less and less reflective of reality.
> --
> Michael Perelman
> Economics Department
> California State University
> Chico, CA 95929
> Tel. 530-898-5321
> E-Mail michael at ecst.csuchico.edu

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