65% of U.S. research and development funded by private interests: History shows that the corporate funding of scientific research can be problematic, the tobacco industry offers a potent example. When corporations fund science, is truth the ultimate goal, or is stockholder profit.
Please join five outstanding scholars and teachers as they take part in a panel discussion that asks, "Does Corporate Funding Corrupt Science?"
/ Robert Proctor, Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University, explains ways in which the tobacco industry has manipulated science. Proctor argues that tobacco-friendly scientific research was "mounting a gigantic confusion campaign."
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