True transparency in science, as in all ideas are equally as important.
A rather dangerous trend in the science of the world lately has been that whatever becomes political, only that side can ever have merit in scientific circles. This is the same kind of sociopolitical rational regarding science that kept people in the dark about the reality of the world and space. When government and science become too involved on an issue, truth regarding the science becomes horrifically skewed so that only one side ever gets any consideration and the other side is ostracized and ultimately rejected without being given it's due consideration.
This has happened today with numerous scientifically-based issues, some the most skewed of which are global warming, creationism and atheism, homosexuality, the differences between the sexes, e.t.c...
I believe we need to insist that true freedom be give it's say rather than one-sided liberty that only ever leads to autocracies and deadly inaccuracies.
All ideas need to be presented and given appropriate merit and freedom. For example, how many trillions have been spent on convincing us that humans are the cause of global warming, how many children indoctrinated on this belief, how many Democrats and leftwing groups got rich off of this at the greater expense of our personal and economic liberties, at even the liberties of the peoples of third world nations like Africa who's industrial development is largely discouraged by a world petrified of CO2?
Well, this has to stop. For the last 15 years global warming hasn't even been happening. For the last decade, the globe has actually been cooling. When were the records for this finally released so that the world could even know, in 2012, 14 years after the globe had actually stopped warming.
If this continues, a lot of powerfully rich people are going to crash and burn as they've built their empires upon convincing us that humans are causing global warming.
The shame is that this should never have even gotten to this point.
Do you know why it did, because for the better part of the last 3 or 4 decades, the political-scientific structure of the free-world, especially the U.S. has been rejecting and ostracizing scientists and others and their studies who have the audacity to challenge the popular left-wing opinion regarding global warming.
Now, all of this upset, all of this disparaging of developing nations, all of this that we've been indoctrinating our kids with might all have been for absolutely nothing, just to make a bunch of Democrats and irrational left-wing environmentalists extremely rich and powerful.
I cannot fathom that in a nation supposedly open-minded and free as we are, that we could have so easily tolerated such a concerted effort by any side of government to so dominate an issue that even our very science has become but mere propaganda.
The issue is this tendency modern societies have to take one side and run with it, rejecting all dissent regarding the issue, and this is what needs to stop. And we certainly should never ever ostracize someone because they present science contrary to popular science. Indeed, we should instead objectively focus on that and study it further, encourage the scientist to continue in that direction because fundamentally, that's what science is all about, objectively understanding all the facets of something, not just the ones most convenient for us while ignoring and actively suppressing those that present most "inconvenient truthes" for politicians and their special interest allies.