Thursday, September 25, 2003


NZ Pundit notes that University of Otago researchers will need to get permission from their local Maori tribe before they do ANY research:

“Otago University researchers will need to consult Ngai Tahu before undertaking research, after a decisive vote yesterday. A secret ballot by members of the university council was 12 to two in favour of the new policy after spirited debate. The policy, which was opposed by academic staff representatives, covers all research "likely to result in project research". Deputy vice-chancellor Ian Smith said the policy covered all research for which formal propositions were written and which were funded either internally or externally.”

More here

As Evil Pundit comments: “This threatens to take science back to the days of Galileo, when religious authorities decided what sort of discoveries were allowable.”

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