Graph of the Day for August 2, 2010

"Obama moves to separate politics and science"  CNN headline of March 9, 2009.

"[A]round the end of the 1980s, science (at least science reporting) took on a distinctly authoritarian tone. Whether because of funding availability or a desire by some senior academics for greater relevance, or just the spread of activism through the university, scientists stopped speaking objectively and started telling people what to do..."  Kenneth P. Green and Hiwa Alaghebandian in The American, July 27, 2010.

Source:  The American.

Hoven's Index for August 2, 2010

Research & development conducted by universities and colleges, 2007:

Funded by the federal government:  60.25%

Funded by universities and colleges:  20.17%

Funded by non-profits:  7.26%

Funded by non-federal government:  6.60%

Funded by industry:  5.72%

Source:  US Statistical Abstract, Table 777.

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