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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Fear-Based Government Funding?

According to an open letter to the American Mathematical Society:

We are extremely concerned that the Society not facilitate funding from the Department of Homeland Security to mathematicians. Many of their projects are based on dubious fear-based hypotheses, and some others are geared towards clear violations of personal freedoms.
“Fear-based hypotheses”? “Clear violations of personal freedoms”? (By the way, would warnings of clear violations of personal freedoms be fear-based hypotheses?) If we take the above nostalgia trip seriously, the AMS should avoid lobbying for funding projects having to do with global warming.

Wait a moment … The letter is starting to make sense now …


Blogger Akaky said...

Strange, but I've always thought the federal government should protect me from the terrors of long division and the religious fanatics who teach it. Some of those nuns get mighty damn testy, if you give them the chance.

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