Thursday, July 19, 2012

Deviant Science, Part 16

"It seems to me very difficult for citizens to make a decision as to what's going on when you can't say what you're doing. And the whole idea of democracy, it seems to me, was that the public, where the power is supposed to be, should be informed. And when there's secrecy, it's not informed."

-- From Interview with Richard P. Feynman for "Viewpoint" transcript, in Appendix I of Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman, edited by Michelle Feynman, Basic Books, New York, 2005, pg. 422-423.

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