14 December 2006

Political Interference in Science

The Union of Concerned Scientists has a new feature on their website: The A to Z Guide of Political Interference in Science, in which they state scientists who work for and advise the federal government have seen their work manipulated, suppressed, distorted, while agencies have systematically limited public and policy maker access to critical scientific information. They have data to back up their claims.

This is a particularly sad and disturbing state of affairs.

Apparently some members of the US government believe 'Ignorance is Strength'.

What's next? 'Freedom is Slavery'? 'War is Peace'?

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