I’ve woken up to the reality that genuinely “neutral” sources of research funding are almost entirely mythical. The reality is that government and non-profit funding is severely limited in some areas and is itself controlled by people who have social, political and public policy agendas of their own.Bottom Line: The best way to arrive at "truth" is to struggle with and reconcile many opinions until you feel comfortable understanding how they all fit together.
21 September 2008
Read this excellent "confession" [pdf] of an activist who had ignored -- for many years -- corporate-funded research (bias!) while accepting research funded by government and non-profits (integrity!). Not any more: