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Many of the scientists who signed an open letter have no problem with special interests influencing the world around them. They’re just trying to cheat by getting certain kinds of special interests banned from the playing field.

Ove_Hoegh-Guldberg_WWF Hypocrisy, thy name is Hoegh-Guldberg. Australian marine biologist who has long worked for WWF and Greenpeace thinks the integrity of a museum is compromised when it takes money from special interests. Click to enlarge.

I’ve been writing about a nakedly political document recently signed by dozens of scientists (here and here). It is worth noticing one more thing about that obnoxiousOpen Letter to Museums from Members of the Scientific Community.

Although these people claim to be “deeply concerned” that museums compromise their integrity when they accept charitable donations from “special interests,” some of these people are themselves closely aligned with special interests.

Australian marine biologist Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is a…

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