is Europhysics News announcing it will censor science papers on political grounds? – follow up to Jones et al

When wealth and the power it brings to bear can influence the viability of a scientists future it also leads to the inescapable logic that in too many cases, the scientist who toes the political and scientific “line” of concordance will ultimately be awarded a future while those who question or offer science in contradiction can be silenced. This is a worrying development in the war on information. Science should not be a political tool, but in many cases it is and EPN is seemingly intent on paving the way for even further silencing of the dissidents whilst endorsing the conformists in whatever political agenda is being promoted on any given scientific study. Scientists careers can be made or broken by such politically driven scrutiny, in effect it is manipulation of truth if allowed to be taken to extremes. We have already seen how certain interests are being served in the scientific community with the withholding of grants (and the accompanying prestige) to people who do not serve monied interests. This could well prove to be yet another example of the truth being hijacked for political and/or financial gain. We have already seen it in other fields of research which then transmutes the benefits of scientific research to the detriment of all those who might benefit from unconstrained but genuine efforts.(This bloggers opinion)

Source: is Europhysics News announcing it will censor science papers on political grounds? – follow up to Jones et al

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