UPDATE AND BUMP:
I was on vacation when Tom Fuller wrote about the whitewash going on in the Climategate investigations. Please read his column.
In the words of Dwight Eisenhower,
The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present – and is gravely to be regarded.
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
The institutions investigating themselves — when a finding of improper conduct would imperil millions in research dollars — is a perfect example of what President Eisenhower warned against.