It Partially Holds Water: Science is true whether you believe in it or not


It Partially Holds Water: Science is true whether or not you believe in it
7.25 x 5.5 x 3.75 inches
Coldworked glass mug, paint

The text of the piece reads:

once a scientific truth emerges from a consensus of experiments and observations, it is the way of the world. What I’m saying is, when different experiments give you the same result, it is no longer subject to your opinion. That’s the good thing about science: It’s true whether or not you believe in it.”
—Neil deGrasse Tyson, on “The Colbert Report”

“Most OECD member countries claim that research funding comes without strings attached…and that the institutions have free reign in using the funds…While it is true that institutions can freely distribute these funds internally, the funding depends on overall science policy objectives and strategies established by funders….”
OECD Journal on Budgeting.

“Industry funding of nutrition-related scientific articles may bias conclusions in favor of sponsors’ products, with potentially significant implications for public health.”
PLOS Medicine.

“As editors of general medical journals, we recognize that the publication of clinical-research findings in respected peer-reviewed journals is the ultimate basis for most treatment decisions. Public discourse about this published evidence of efficacy and safety rests on the assumption that clinical-trials data have been gathered and are presented in an objective and dispassionate manner…We are concerned that the current intellectual environment in which some clinical research is conceived, study subjects are recruited, and data are analyzed and reported (or not reported) may threaten this precious objectivity.”
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.