Science and politics

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Quantum Windbag, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Quantum Windbag

    Quantum Windbag Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
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    What happens when a scientists speaks up and talks about the government ignoring the science and relying on hyperbole to make policy decisions? Just what you expect, even if the side that is doing it is supposedly pro science and dedicated to making sure that science guides their decisions.

    A bad lesson in censorship - The Observation Deck - - Albany NY

    What is it that he said that caused such an uproar that the department he works for actually ordered him not to talk? Apparently pointing out that the technology known as fracking has never been linked to a single case of groundwater contamination is something that no scientist should ever point out. Even though natural gas actually has a lesser impact on the environment than the current methods we use to generate power.

    Scientist says the spin is on - Times Union

    Politics has never been known for letting science or truth sway its agenda, no matter who is in charge.

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