We hear an excerpt from a past interview with Boyd Bushman a retired senior research engineer who worked for Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, Texas Instruments and Hughes Aircraft. Many listeners may remember Jennifer Washburn’s report Big Oil Goes To College, that examined how in the past decade, the world’s largest oil companies Exxon Mobil Corp, Chevron Corporation, BP, PLC, Royal Dutch Shell Group and ConocoPhillips and many other large traditional energy companies with a direct commercial stake in future energy markets have forged dozens of multi-year, multi-million-dollar alliances with top U.S. universities and scientists to carry out energy-related research. This is another example of corporations shaping the scientific direction and consensus.
We’re joined by J. Marvin Herndon. He’s a geophysicist who came up with the radical theory about the Earth’s core and its relationship to the Earth’s magnetic field. The shield that protects our planet’s animal and plant life from the sun’s radiation. Dr. Herndon published the feature article in the wonderful Dot Connector magazine. The article is titled The Corruption of Science, and relays disturbing evidence of how the National Science Foundation and other institutional structures have created an oppressed environment for scientists effecting the free exchange of ideas. The article examines how to rid the scientific field in the United States of charlatans, science barbarians and create an environment how the truth can flourish and scientists can work freely without fear of retribution or denouncement for challenging ideas or failing to adopt the politically correct consensus-approved storyline.
Dr Herndon says the United States Congress should initiate an investigation into allegations of abuse and possible criminal activity in the acquisition and operation of arXiv.org at Cornell University, including the possibility of complicity and/or acquiescence by individuals at other universities and by other government entities,
including the U.S. Department of Justice and the Attorney General of the State of New York.”