- Aug 5, 2006
- 1998 Volvo S70 T5M
Yes, so far...I mean, it's only been a weekUmm.. In the sense that those people have gone to universities, yes. But they are not still in a university. Also if I'm reading this correctly (and I might not be) this only applies to actual government agencies.
The point is, if the administration continues on its current path of gagging scientists and proposing to vet research, it will impact universities, and that in turn will impact students and their research. A lot of graduate students in engineering and the scientists work as assistants and they depend on the research of the lead professor. If the government gags the lead professor, or tells him/her what they should/should not be researching, that also channels down to the students, which upon graduation are recruited by companies like Apple, Tesla and others.
Most progress in science happens as a result of the freedom to explore and test new ideas and concepts. If the governments starts to decide the direction of scientific research (and block some of it), we will be in trouble. Bigly.