He Said The Profit Motive Was Stifling Science

WritingLetter2Can you guess who wrote this?

“The pre-eminence of the profit motive in conducting scientific research ultimately means that science is deprived of its epistemological character, according to which its primary goal is discovery of the truth. The risk is that when research takes a utilitarian turn, its speculative dimension, which is the inner dynamic of man’s intellectual journey, will be diminished or stifled.”

He wrote it in 2002, in a letter “condemning the “overriding financial interests” that operate in biomedical and pharmaceutical research.”

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