Using one of the two articles you just read, explain in two to three full sentences why you think scientific evidence provided by Patterson or by researchers examining the effects of second-hand cigarette smoke was countered so strongly by the big petroleum and tobacco companies. How do you think the “big money” provided by these industries to fund alternate research efforts reflects the importance of the role of funding in research?
Article 1: Neil deGrasse Tyson Cosmos Episode 7 ‘The Clean Room’ recap: Clair Patterson, Earth Age and Danger of Lead
Article 2: Big Tobacco and Science: Uncovering the Truth
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