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John Creighto
Feb9-08, 02:06 PM
P: 813
I think the nature of a true academic is to question but given some funding is amid at "proving a pree conceived bias" then it is inevitable that universities will attract some people that are more interested in advocacy then academics.

For instance in Canada the government use to give money to an advocacy group called the status of woman which would then in turn give the money to fund university research on "womans issues". The best way to reduce the bias in research is to give the money to universities directly with no strings attached.

When governments funnel money to universities through advocacy groups they are clearly trying in some respect to subvert academic freedom.