Timothy Sandefur and I recently wound up arguing the pros and cons of government funding for basic scientific research. We’ve decided to take our discussion from email to our blogs.
Tim is a libertarian, and it’s safe to say that he’s not the world’s largest fan of government funding for most things, including science. He just posted a detailed explanation of his position at his blog Freespace. I’ll be posting a response here sometime tomorrow.
If you’re convinced that it’s obviously good to have the government fund scientific research, I’d suggest that you go read Tim’s post.