Oppose Scientific Conspiracies. Support Open Acceess.

One of the lessons of climategate is that anti-scientific conspiracies and sloppy work can exist even in science.

The cure for these diseases is sunlight.

Therefore, I support Obama’s Office is Science & Technology Policy trial balloon of forcing scientists who do work with federal funds to make the results of that work freely available. Not only would this make life harder for global warming cultists to hide behind paywalls costing of thousands of dollar per user — it helps science as an institution.

Therefore, I hope that President Obama pushes forward with plans for open access science.