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The cost of scientific patronage

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Science  16 Apr 2021:
Vol. 372, Issue 6539, pp. 245
DOI: 10.1126/science.abf0842

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What do Cold War military funding, the golden years of postwar oceanography, the appalling state of our oceans today, and agnotology—the study of the cultural production of ignorance—have to do with each other? Plenty, as historian of science Naomi Oreskes makes clear in her impressive and authoritative new book, Science on a Mission.

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