Tuesday, October 19, 2004

How Science Became a Partisan Issue

I read this morning, with disbelief, and some disgust, that Reason's "science correspondent" will vote for either for Bush or Badnarik (Libertarian candidate). Any scientist worth his salt should be voting against Bush. His entire presidency has been faith-based, and flies in the face of reason and the scientific method. From Iraq, to tax cuts, to stem cell research and global warming, he has shown little-to-no interest in what scientists, experts, or anyone other than Karl Rove has to say. Example:

Earlier this year, after continuing complaints that the White House was asking litmus-test questions of nominees for scientific advisory panels, the first question asked of a candidate for a panel on Arctic issues, the candidate said, was: "Do you support the president?"

Link: NYTimes


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