Letter: Ask science the wrong questions and you get no answers

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Sir: There is a world of difference between science and the Science discussed by your correspondents. It is not at all clear that everyone wearing a white coat, working in a laboratory and publishing articles in academic journals is practising science. We should not assume that, whatever the quality of the work, it is a disinterested pursuit of truth for truth's sake.

A medical researcher employed by a tobacco company or a statistician employed by this government may be a Scientist, but is he a scientist? I think not.

Jon Gray

Marksbury, Avon