Blog of Jonathan A. Eisen, Professor at U.C. Davis.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Can openness stop wars?
Thanks to Doug Rusch for pointing me to this video of a talk by Michael Shermer. It is a bit over the top, but I like the bit at the end suggesting that open access to information can basically stop wars.
Not sure I buy into the whole argument, but I do think that keeping scientific information behind closed walls is generally a bad idea ....