Saturday, July 10, 2004

Leading Scientists Protest the Unimaginable

Political Manipulation of Scientific Evidence

The Bush administration is still packing scientific advisory panels with ideologues and is imposing strict controls on researchers who want to share ideas with colleagues in other countries, a group of scientists charged on Thursday.

The Union of Concerned Scientists said in a report that the administration's policies could take years to undo and in the meantime the best and the brightest would be frightened away from jobs in the National Institutes of Health and other government institutions.

The union, chaired by Dr. Kurt Gottfried, Emeritus Professor of Physics at Cornell University, said more than 4,000 scientists, including 48 Nobel laureates, had joined the call for "restoration of scientific integrity in federal policymaking."

I’ll be interested to see how much protest there is if the evidence keeps pointing to the inefficacy of condoms in stopping the STD scourge.

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