To Beef, or Not to Beef? What Was the Question?

16 04 2008

Do political protests over “doing science” — animal research studies in this case — affect public opinion and therefore legislation, regulation, funding or the lack thereof, and ultimately define science, knowledge and society in the process?

And what is the best response to such orchestrated opposition in the streets and media, to your life’s work and academic study — clamming up, hunkering down, fighting back?

See The Chronicle of Higher Education or if you don’t subscribe and can’t read the story itself, check out the new student organization the story is based on, Speaking of Research.