Author and ‘maverick’ scientist Rupert Sheldrake has written a letter to the journal Nature, on the subject of a recent editorial regarding the involvement of the public in science funding. Sheldrake writes:
…there is also a more radical possibility, namely to set aside a small proportion of the public science budget, say 1%, for research proposed by lay people.
Read the full text at Rupert Sheldrake’s website, as well as other writings on similar subjects. What do y’all think, should the public have a say in the distribution of research funding?