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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 08:55 PM
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52. And you're getting increasingly condescending and patronizing, yet haven't made your case
To preserve scientific and scholarly integrity, the bar is placed far high than it is at a general circulation newspaper. Even though the New York Times and the Washington Post have no such requirements, I would agree that Gruber should have made it clear to their respective editorial boards -- a mistake that I doubt he will make again.

So the general public is not entitled to the same scientific and scholarly integrity because, why, precisely? Furthermore, WaPo and NYT specifically asked Gruber if he had a conflict of interest and he denied he did. I'm actually willing to give him the minor benefit of the doubt, since it's possible that he suffers from the same sort of god complex that other academics apparently do. But those papers still insist he should have disclosed his contract.

Gruber is far from the biggest liar in this story, though. Everyone in the Administration who presented his opinions as those of an "independent MIT expert" is guilty of blatant prevarication.
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