Monday, August 2, 2010

When did scientists stop speaking objectively and start telling us what to do? > The late 1980s

"[A]round the end of the 1980s, science (at least science reporting) took on a distinctly authoritarian tone. Whether because of funding availability or a desire by some senior academics for greater relevance, or just the spread of activism through the university, scientists stopped speaking objectively and started telling people what to do..."  Kenneth P. Green and Hiwa Alaghebandian in The American, July 27, 2010.

Source:  The American.