supamark wrote:btw, they're mostly PhD's and MS's and make what others with their education working in research make (about 100K/year as a prof at a research university for example). the research grants pay for doing the research and hiring assistants (usually college students at univerisities), not their salary.
Their job security depends on their grant-grabbing ability you moron. No grants -> no contract.
So if some elected politician decides to have money for corn-ethanol you better have a proposal for that even if you know damn well that corn-ethanol is bullshit.
Y_Po is right and there is always monetary pressure to endorse this or study that. There would be a much larger anti-AGW crowd if money to dispute it was the key. There is lots of money out there to argue against AGW and still 99% say no. So even the grant sluts are mostly passing on Oil financed studies. Because they know it's a bullshit.
The AGW mainstream is also guilty of overstating their case and leaving wiggle room for the anti-AGW crowd.
Lens scale 0.01/.005 waiting for any real news. I was as high as 8/6
MY new wild assed stupid guess for reveal is
Sept 11 2010
April 22nd, Earth day and good Friday.