Smears and fury in big telescope lobbying
Scientists have been arguing bitterly for more than a year about funding for a telescope. But when a top physicist was vocal with his criticisms, things got nasty. Eloise Gibson reports.
Another example of open-records acts illuminating misbehavior in science: the smearing a New Zealand scientist standing in the way of moneyed interests. These are exactly the sort of documents that bill #AB700 in California would exempt from disclosure.
This has not been an easy road, but I am glad this story is being told.
Such a bizarre story out of New Zealand, where leading physicist Richard Easther
was subject to personal attacks because he expressed skepticism about investing in a certain telescope project. Scientists should be better than this.