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Re: [APD] Fish-Related Story

I can only imagine!  Its a 2 way street too, so this whole thing isn't worth
getting into a political debate over. There is no way to know who (if
anyone) is right... because we will never know the full truth.

My company is contracted by the government to conduct research too.  Luckily
the dept we work for (which I can't disclose) has no interest in biased
research.  If we have bad news, they sure as heck want to know!

> I used to work for a state agency that collected and accumulated
> litigation
> sensitive baseline and time series polution data all over the world.  I
> went
> in with the idea that it was science and as such above the fray.  I left
> with a bad taste in my mouth after seeing the politics, funding battles,
> petty turf wars, disorganization, bull feces, and general egomania.  The
> lofty impression of science and scientists we are taught in school doesn't
> bear out in real life.  Everyone has an agenda, and everyone has a bias.
> Its VERY hard to keep that from tainting the process in some way or
> another.
> When congress critters get involved, all bets are off.  At that point, its
> all about power.
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