This worries me ("SCIENCE HAS ALWAYS BEEN POLITICAL"). It's a motte-and-bailey move.

The trivial claim is that scientists and scientific institutions grow in a political context, are used for political ends, and are very often slightly subverted by social pressures and prejudices.

The exciting claim is that science has no special status, that it's just disguised politics, can be safely ignored or treated as having one epistemic vote, with sociology, theology (...)

lareviewofbooks.org/article/sc

(That piece is revealing when it describes Muller as a "virulent anti-Stalinist". Virulent?

I hope I'm remembered as something half that good.)

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