There are very few government "scientists". The real scientists are contracted out. Trust me. Let's see, I worked at a company, Hamilton Standard, that developed fuel controls for jet engines that the government purchased. The signature on my check was not Uncle Sam. I worked at GE on the guidance system for the Trident II submarine warheads. I'm pretty sure Jack Welch signed that check, not Ronald Reagan. The governemt is nothing more than an extremely inefficient method of spending money.