Bush's Misuse of Science
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Author:  EvilPoet [ Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:09 pm ]
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Scientific Integrity in Policymaking: Has the Bush administration systematically distorted scientific fact in the service of policy goals on the environment, health, biomedical research and nuclear weapons at home and abroad? Click here to read a report by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

See also: Seven Warning Signs of Bogus Science

Author:  Karlin [ Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:02 pm ]
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i am reading thru the second link
where they are pointing out the bush misuses of science. It looks real good.

The first site, "The Seven laws of Bogus Science" was confusing.
Those seven laws could be used to keep real insights and inventions, discoveries, out of the public realm. Its as if there have never ever been any suppressed technologies - do you believe that?

These laws are from the pharmaceutical sciences I think... and thats where we would find the "suppressed information", either to a new cure or info on harms of certain pills.
We all heard that story about Paxil publishing ONE report that was positive out of FIVE that had been done, the other four all negative about Paxil's effectiveness.

So, I am just sticking up for basement geniuses who lurk in our futures, and for whom those rules were likely created - to keep them suppressed. I am sure I can come up with a few examples... but these laws portend that there are none.


Author:  EvilPoet [ Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:05 pm ]
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The purpose of the Bogus Science website is stated on the last page:
Purpose: This list of warning signs was begun to help federal judges detect scientific nonsense. But the author, Dr. Park, realized that in our increasingly technological society, spotting voodoo science is a skill that every citizen should develop.

I understand where you are coming from as far as basement geniuses are concerned. However, I'm not very clear on what you mean by this: and for whom those rules were likely created - to keep them suppressed. Could you please clarify?

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