“I think there is a vast myth that scientists are somehow objective and honest.”
Terence Kealy is a libertarian biochemist, advisor to Thatcher and outspoken critic of the public funding of science.
Through his research as a clinical biochemist, Kealey has experienced first-hand how distorting government money can be to the scientific enterprise, arguing that only privately funded research leads to real economic benefit. He advised Margaret Thatcher against public investment in science and, and controversially denies the idea that science is a public good. Kealey occasionally writes for The Telegraph and he has written several books to disillusion us of our collective fantasy that science is an objective and democratic institution.
“A fascinating book, whether you agree with it or not.” – The Guardian, on Kealey’s Sex, Science & Profits