Daily Archives: February 20, 2004

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The New Scopes Trials

The New Scopes Trials This article can be found on the web at The Nation by ERIC ALTERMAN & MARK GREEN [from the March 8, 2004 issue] What if the research agenda of the University of Texas College of Natural Sciences were drafted not by the professors who actually conduct the studies but by, say, the alumni who funded the department? We might end up with research on the stickiness of Mr. Big's brand of glue instead of the development of an AIDS vaccine. Luckily, most research universities don't work that way. The federal government, however, occasionally does. In the […]