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Wasted science

A new report by Dr Chris Langley for Scientists for Global Responsibility details the pervasive military presence within science and technology. The military concentrates its programmes largely on weapons-based research, which diverts such study away from actually understanding and handling the roots and causes of conflict. The report argues that a more balanced funding of science and technology that includes more resources directed towards solving global environmental and social problems would have greater benefits, including in terms of global security.

Topics: Anti-militarism