Why I Declined the TMT THINK Scholarship

Civil Beat: As a Native Hawaiian scientist, I struggled with my decision on whether to support the Thirty Meter Telescope project. On one hand, the scientist in me knew that this instrument would make discoveries that would advance knowledge for all mankind, but the Native Hawaiian in me knew that this was a culturally sensitive issue that was hurting an entire group of people. I struggled with my position on this sensitive topic, and I turned to what I know best as a scientist, which was to gather all......

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