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Attacks paid for by big business are driving science into a dark era
Nina Fedoroff, the president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) spoke out forcefully against the attacks on science at the AAAS Conference. She confessed that she was now "scared to death" by the anti-science movement that was spreading, uncontrolled, across the US and the rest of the western world.
the entire article from the Guardian/Observer...
Attacks on Climate Scientists - National Academy of Science members publish letter of protest
The letter begins: "WE ARE DEEPLY DISTURBED BY THE RECENT ESCALATION OF POLITICAL ASSAULTS ON SCIENTISTS in general and on climate scientists in particular".
the entire letter...
Minerals Management Service (MMS) Suppresses its Scientists
"Managers at the agency have routinely overruled staff scientists whose findings highlight the environmental risks of drilling, according to a half-dozen current or former agency scientists.
"The scientists, none of whom wanted to be quoted by name for fear of reprisals by the agency or by those in the industry, said they had repeatedly had their scientific findings changed to indicate no environmental impact or had their calculations of spill risks downgraded.
'You're simply are not allowed to conclude that the drilling will have an impact,' said one scientist who has worked for the mineral agency for more than a decade. 'If you find the risks of a spill are high or you conclude that a certain species will be affected, your report gets disappeared in a desk drawer and they find another scientis to redo it or they rewrite it for you'." (New York Times, May 13, 2010)
Except for this one article, news of this suppression is itself being suppressed. And while the MMS is being re-organized, there is no mention of dealing with this suppression of science and scientists.
Open Letter From Scientists Calls For Repeal of Dickey-Wicker Amendment
An open letter calling for repeal of Dickey-Wicker has been signed by nearly 100 scientists
the entire letter...
American: Bush-League Lysenkoism
The White House bends science to its will
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