History's top villians of Science

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    1) The Catholic Church, for its ignorance and oppression of copernicus, gallileo, and other people of the enlightenment. Oh, and for burning witches at the stake.

    2) William Jennings Bryan - for the Scopes monkey trial.

    3) Tobacco Company Scientists and Oil Company funded Scientists, for decades of lying and deception about the risks of tobacco and climate change.

    4) George Bush for his evangelical-based hostility to science, and for limiting stem cell research, climate science, and environmental science.
     
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    You may not like Bush, but its absurd to say he is a top villian of science because he limited stem cell research in the US for a couple years. Obama reversed all that and we are back on course now.

    I would also point out that what Bush did only limited the research here, while the rest of the world was free to do whatever they wanted. Sorry, but Bush is not the son of Satan, hes not the next hitler, hes not the evil mastermind behind 9/11 and hes not a top villian of science.

    Some people go so over the top with their hatred for political parties that differ for their own. Its childish, naive and pathetic. What a foolish thing to say.

    By the way, this is coming from a pro stem cell atheist.
     
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    you do know bush was the first president to fund any kind of stem cell research at all.....

    the rest i agree with....
     
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    Here's one you won't expect: Pythagoras.

    That's right! The Father of Geometry. When he found that certain equations didn't fit with his perception of how the world should be, he and his followers knowingly suppressed their findings. Plato took up and expanded the same philosophy which then over the centuries influenced Christian doctrine. Information was limited to only the select few (i.e. when the Library at Alexandria was burned to keep the public from learning and only the clergy could read, especially since everything was written in Latin). Carl Sagan believed that had it not been for Pythagoras, we could already have interstellar travel.

    I'd say old Pythagoras is the #1 villain to science.
     
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    what not one medical doctor named...o please....think of the great frauds medical doctors etc has brought us.....and lets not forget the drug companies..they all hire their peons to lie to the public and make tests turn out well...

    i will not single out the catholic chruch anymore than any other organized religion...after all the christians believe the earth is only what...5k year old?
     
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    btw bryant was not a scientist by any measure...he was a politician ...he was also a commanding orator.. but not a scientist...
     
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    Jeez Red Dawn I thought you were gonna' post a legitimate list of Scientists. Instead you posted a selfish rant against G.W. and put your religi-phobia on display.
    Science and Technology Thread FAIL!!!
     
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    Gotta agree with Mad Scientist ... only one you got right, and even then it's only barely. (Even a broken clock is right twice a day.)
     
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    Josef Mengele was the number one villain of science.

    Anyone know anyone worse?
     
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    Al Gore.
     

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