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Unformatted text preview: way by diverting fuel from power plants into the production of atomic weapons (Kelves, 399). Doels argument does apply to the field of physics as described in the Kelves reading, as illustrated by Kelves mentioning that even though the United States signed the test ban treaty, the Atomic Energy Commission still received a large enough budget to keep producing enough nuclear weapons to destroy the major cities of the world more than a hundred times over. In respect to professors at universities, government funding for the environmental sciences has led to more time being spent on research projects and less face time with undergraduate students, hindering the learning process. This is a perfect example of Doels central argument that researchers will be limited in their research and interactions with colleagues due to federal funding and military patronage....
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2009 for the course -2 2610 taught by Professor Mikels,j. during the Fall '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Fall '09