I'll forgive President Biden, the NSTC and the OSTP for committing the Santayana Sin of attempting to repeat the uglier events of history; they certainly aren't the first nor will they be the last. If one compares the goals of Biden's "Scientific Integrity" task force and those of an earlier "Inquisition" task force, one finds that they are roughly equivalent: to prevent the suppression or distortion of dogma. The heart of the problem is that scientific 'truths'—unlike mathematical truths—are contingent and contextual, because they must contingently rely on a host of other contingent and contextual truths. Attempting to stamp out scientific 'untruths' ('distruths' ?) throws the baby out with the bath-water. *There is NO scientific progress without heresy!* Examples are embarrassingly common and recent: 'eugenics' was 'settled science' in the early 20th C.; Supreme Court language such as "three generations of imbeciles are enough" led directly to the Nazi Holocaust. Aussie scientists Barry Marshall and Robin Warren couldn't get funding due to their heretical belief that stomach ulcers were caused by some sort of a bug. Just recently, Katalin Kariko was finally proven correct about the incredible potential of mRNA-based vaccines with the Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines. "She migrated from lab to lab, relying on one senior scientist after another to take her in. She never made more than $60,000 a year." https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/health/coronavirus-mrna-kariko.html Innovation in science is a messy, chaotic business which doesn't respect race, language, age, tuition amount, gender or gender preference, religion, or political boundaries. Mao was correct: "Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting progress in the arts and the sciences..." while cynically psychopathic: "[Mao's] initiative [may have been] a deliberate attempt to flush out dissidents by encouraging them to show themselves as critical of the regime. Whether or not it was a deliberate trap isn't clear but it is the case that many of those who put forward views that were unwelcome to Mao were executed." We don't need any more inquisitional 'task forces' which will demoralize inventive scientific thought; on the contrary, we need to instead encourage more risk-taking through a wider distribution of research grants.