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The scientific method, itself, may not be political, but everything else about science in our society is very political.
A corporate/government elite, and not ordinary people, control what scientists will be funded to research and what they will not be funded to research. Elite objectives are social control, power, privilege and wealth, not what is best for the common good.
The elite also control what the mass media tell the public about valid scientific research, for example whether there is or is not a broad consensus of scientists expert in the field who agree with the hypothesis that human beings are causing global warming. Ordinary scientists may believe X, but if the elite want us to think they believe Y that's what the mass media will say, and the scientists will have a hard time letting the public know otherwise.
The elite may also use their power of the purse to promote some scientific views and marginalize opposing views for motives that are political, not scientific. Some people say this is the case with the "HIV causes AIDS" hypothesis.
This "World of Science" page is sub-divided into different areas where political power and science intersect. Science is too important to be left just to the scientists working under the heel of a corporate/government elite. We the People need to keep informed about the scientific debates that our ruling elite may not want us to know about.