Watch EsotericCD totally DESTROY the claim money doesn’t drive science

Those silly conservatives. They don’t understand science, you see.

All those scientists in it for the research money. RT @JuddLegum: Congressman: Don’t trust climate scientists, they’re in it for the money

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) September 18, 2014

@BuzzFeedAndrew kind of how it works

— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) September 18, 2014

@GPollowitz the idea that research money is incredibly lucrative is laughable.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) September 18, 2014

@BuzzFeedAndrew not lucrative, but a living. And continually need to prove what you're studying is worth funding.

— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) September 18, 2014

Then the beating commenced.

@BuzzFeedAndrew @GPollowitz How many research scientists do you know? Research money literally defines & drives careers. It is EVERYTHING.

— Jeff B@AoSHQ (@EsotericCD) September 18, 2014

@BuzzFeedAndrew @GPollowitz I mean, it's positively laughable to claim anything otherwise, evinces complete ignorance of research culture.

— Jeff B@AoSHQ (@EsotericCD) September 18, 2014

@BuzzFeedAndrew @GPollowitz Drives academic promotion + tenure, drives job security/advancement in gov't research, drives EVERYTHING.

— Jeff B@AoSHQ (@EsotericCD) September 18, 2014

@BuzzFeedAndrew @GPollowitz I used to work at NIH Medical Center, w/academics: they were clear – they wanted $$ more than all else.

— Jeff B@AoSHQ (@EsotericCD) September 18, 2014

@BuzzFeedAndrew @GPollowitz Money like oxygen. Political fallout when maj. research center grant not renewed huge: costs tons of positions.

— Jeff B@AoSHQ (@EsotericCD) September 18, 2014

@BuzzFeedAndrew @GPollowitz Seriously: as someone w/scientific bckgnd, what you said was most mind-bogglingly ignorant position possible.

— Jeff B@AoSHQ (@EsotericCD) September 18, 2014

@BuzzFeedAndrew @GPollowitz Almost like something that someone who was deliberately trying to say INVERSE of reality would've come up with.

— Jeff B@AoSHQ (@EsotericCD) September 18, 2014

@EsotericCD @BuzzFeedAndrew esp in climate science where you can't make money off your research. Only if it drives need for more research

— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) September 18, 2014

@GPollowitz @BuzzFeedAndrew Exactly. Saw this phenomena up close in grant review process: failure to get $ ends academic careers.

— Jeff B@AoSHQ (@EsotericCD) September 18, 2014

@GPollowitz @BuzzFeedAndrew It was the most joked about topic: applicants would literally murder their spouses for a grant or renewal.

— Jeff B@AoSHQ (@EsotericCD) September 18, 2014

@EsotericCD @GPollowitz @BuzzFeedAndrew Literally?

— David A. Knorowski (@knordb) September 18, 2014

@knordb @GPollowitz @BuzzFeedAndrew damn close, sometimes. Once when a major center renewal was denied, we started getting threats.

— Jeff B@AoSHQ (@EsotericCD) September 18, 2014

@EsotericCD @GPollowitz @BuzzFeedAndrew Then why would scientists choose a path that alienates half the country? God, conservatives are dumb

— Paul Lackey (@holliemaea) September 18, 2014

@EsotericCD @GPollowitz @BuzzFeedAndrew Also, if this were their motivation, they would say "we aren't sure, need to study more"

— Paul Lackey (@holliemaea) September 18, 2014

@holliemaea A study that returns no results of note is a study that doesn't get funding next round. @GPollowitz @BuzzFeedAndrew

— Jeff B@AoSHQ (@EsotericCD) September 18, 2014

@holliemaea "Sorry, we need more time & $$" only goes so far unless you have compelling 'story' to get attn. @GPollowitz @BuzzFeedAndrew

— Jeff B@AoSHQ (@EsotericCD) September 18, 2014

@EsotericCD @GPollowitz @BuzzFeedAndrew Derp. Conservatives will never be forgiven for their climate mistake.

— Paul Lackey (@holliemaea) September 18, 2014

(Excellent rebuttal, that. Golf clap.)

@holliemaea @GPollowitz @BuzzFeedAndrew Ah, so only one of us has any scientific background, yet you respond to my point with "Derp." I see.

— Jeff B@AoSHQ (@EsotericCD) September 18, 2014

@EsotericCD @GPollowitz @BuzzFeedAndrew You think scientists would murder for a grant. "Derp" is better than you deserve.

— Paul Lackey (@holliemaea) September 18, 2014

@holliemaea @GPollowitz @BuzzFeedAndrew Dude, do you not recognize an obvious figure of speech when you read it?

— Jeff B@AoSHQ (@EsotericCD) September 18, 2014

.@EsotericCD @holliemaea @GPollowitz @BuzzFeedAndrew https://t.co/bIG8p2jx7o

— S.M (@redsteeze) September 18, 2014

@redsteeze @holliemaea @GPollowitz @BuzzFeedAndrew I'm ashamed to admit it, but I laughed.

— Jeff B@AoSHQ (@EsotericCD) September 18, 2014

Heh.

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