President Eisenhower was a real prophet. He predicted that government money would corrupt science, and that corrupted science would corrupt public policy.
“a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers ….. the prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present – and is gravely to be regarded … public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite”
– Dwight Eisenhower 1960
Fake prophet James Hansen is one of the people he warned us about.
As was Nobel Laureate Al Gore.