And the petition:End the War on Science Greetings, We, the undersigned, believe public policy decisions are best made under the guidance of scientific inquiry and factual reason, not politics. We petition the international community to end the politicization of science, by taking the following actions: • Declare that good policy comes from informed decisions based on facts. • Support scientists and engineers running for public office. • Bring serious scientists together to solve the most challenging issues through non-partisan technical analysis. • Stop exploiting differences in public opinion on science-based issues by playing partisan politics and relying on anti-science views. • Pledge to bring an end to invoking misrepresented expertise to justify a course of action. • Minimize interaction with advocacy groups that increasingly rely on anti-science experts to justify their issue stance. To further show our passion for this cause, we pledge to spend five minutes today discussing this issue with a friend or a stranger. It is our belief that it is only through factual, non-partisan dialogue, can we fight against the politicization of science, and create a more informed world! [Your name][Emphasis added] FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SCIENTISTS What a damn good idea.