December 22, 2005

Scientific freedom

"I have just one wish for you--the good luck to be somewhere where you are free to maintain the kind of integrity I have described, and where you do not feel forced by the need to maintain your position in the organization, or financial support, or so on, to lose your integrity. May you have that freedom."

Richard P. Feynman, "Cargo Cult Science," adapted from the Caltech commencement address given in 1974, published in "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman" (Norton, 1985).

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