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In regard to the category marker of "US Government": The National Academies are not a part of the US Government. In fact it is pretty central to their mission that they are an independent, non-governmental agency. I recommend that this label be removed.--Porthos 16:27, 17 July 2007 (EDT)

Not to quibble, but I actually work for the NAS. The Institute of Medicine, specifically. We operate in the same manner as a contractor; when a government agency (or even a private sector group) requests a study, a contract is drawn up and compensation is agreed to. We are funded in exactly the same manner as a Senate plumber, and I don't think you'd call him part of the government.--Porthos 09:53, 19 July 2007 (EDT)
  • I don't take it as quibbling. The Bureau of the Census does the cost of living surveys for Treasury, but I still think they are the government! Its a symbiotic relationship, I guess, like the Postal Service. --Sysop-TK /MyTalk 10:39, 19 July 2007 (EDT)


I'm interested to know from SkipJohnson how the "hijacking" he mentions in his recent edit took place? Members of the Academies are elected. There's no way for an outsider to "force" his or her way in.--Porthos 16:52, 20 August 2007 (EDT)

I'd like to tag on to this one: how in the world can you prove that liberals are forcing this on the NAS? Even if you don't agree, evolution is considered a credible, if not complete, theory in the general scientific community. Are you really trying to say that there is some vast left-wing conspiracy when a scientific body provides resources about what it generally believes to be true?
Please back up this statement with hard evidence or it will have to be removed. Jazzman831 23:20, 20 August 2007 (EDT)

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