FDR's dream of the benefits of post-WWII government-supported civilian science over time has become a nightmare, according to scientist J. Marvin Herndon, in an article published in The Dot Connector magazine which exposes the widespread, institutional corruption of American science and traces its origin to the flawed methodologies invented in the 1950s by the National Science Foundation and in use at virtually all U.S. government science-funding agencies.
Quote: "... for more than half a century, the U. S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has been doing what no foreign power or terrorist organization can do: Slowly, imperceptibly undermining American scientific capability, driving America toward third-world status in science and in education, corrupting individuals and institutions, rewarding the deceitful and the institutions that they serve, stifling creative science, and infecting the whole scientific community with flawed anti-science practices based upon an unrealistic vision of human behavior."
According to the article, this is the legacy: secret reviews, White House acquiescence, blacklisting, suppression of scientific contradictions by special-interest cartels, fear to contradict, fear to cite contradictions, fear to teach anything but committee-consensus science, deception through systematically ignoring scientific advances, in the scientific community and at NASA.
Herndon describes institutionalized blacklisting here, in America, bought and paid for by the National Science Foundation, through a computerized author-self-publishing archive (arXiv.org) where scientists have posted hundreds of thousands of scientific papers without human intervention, except those individuals who without recourse are "denounced," singled out for disparate treatment by a secret group of insiders; their papers either do not post or are "buried" in an inappropriate category where it is unlikely they will be seen.
Quote: "Instead of obeying that law that established it, the U.S. National Science Foundation placed into the hands of one major, well-financed competitor a powerful tool (arXiv.org) that could not only be applied arbitrarily with capricious standards against its competitors, but through such actions would cast the shadow of fear at being 'denounced' in secret and thereupon being blacklisted, further ensuring 'politically correct' consensus conformity and science-suppression."
The author asks the question: Has the National Academy of Sciences ever advised the U.S. government of the flaws in the operating procedures of science-funding agencies that are corrupting and trivializing American science?
The article describes the institutional suppression of work revealing scientific mistakes that have cost taxpayers untold millions of dollars and which will continue to waste money on futile investigations while ignoring important global implications.
Quote: "Because of the global catastrophic significance, suppressing science related to the possibility of very rapid geomagnetic field changes, in my view, is tantamount to a betrayal of trust, an act of treason, against humanity."
This is why, the article asserts, despite ever-increasing budgets, American science and science education continue declining to third-world status as they have for decades.
The Dot Connector Magazine
Corruption of Science in America