buying scientists

“it’s just as easy to buy a scientist as it is to buy a politician.”

actually, it’s far, far easier.

there are (at least ostensibly) some rules about buying politicians and some niceties that must be followed.

not so with science or with grant money.

you can, for the right price, buy any bespoke scientific conclusion to suit your needs as surely as medieval dukes paid many a pliant bard to sing of the brave deeds that won battles that these nobles were not even at…

this is why all government funded science rapidly becomes “political science.”