April 18, 2014

The Precautionary Principle Encroaches on Science

(The following is extremely crude and needs elaboration & iteration, which I'd never do if I didn't hold my nose and post the current version. I need to connect this to, among other things, The End of Science and remarks like Higgs's that he couldn't survive in today's academia.)

This is what happens when an unchecked bureaucracy is created. (HT: Instapundit.) First some benefits, and then Pournelle's Iron Law takes over. See also "Suffocating Science Harms Everyone".

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