Lamar Smith And The Republican War On Empirical Science

Lamar Smith And The Republican War On Empirical Science

Via Breitbart Unmasked:

House Republicans want to change the way the National Science Foundation awards grants. But this is no dry academic debate: Representative Lamar Smith of Texas wants to reduce one scientific field in particular, and for entirely political purposes.

For example, the bill would require the NSF to ensure that one grant recipient didn’t receive a grant from another federal agency for research with the “same scientific aims and scope.” The idea was to prevent double dipping. But advocates warn that it could dry up funds for research with multiple components.

Another part of the bill stipulat...

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