No Shortage Here

I particularly agree with Daniel S. Greenberg.1 I know he has been in journalism 40 years. It shows. He was particularly astute about the myth of science folks out there. There is a huge pool to draw from! There is also no shortage of eager beavers who are led to believe that if you have the intelligence, the fortitude, not to mention the sheer enjoyment of doing the science, that this is enough.

People don't give scientists credit for being clever about the political arena. They are quite aware of what they need to do to make life easy for themselves. They stick their heads in the sand for good reason. It not only keeps them from dealing with anything but their own agendas, but it also allows them to retain the aura of safe harbor. Politics means having folks scrutinize you. It isn't easy to...

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