2011-09-15 05:18:38Paul Nurse on anti-science in US politics
Paul D

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Paul Nurse chips in with a reasoned piece:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21128302.900-stamp-out-antiscience-in-us-politics.html

2011-09-15 07:04:35
Riccardo

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It's good to have directions from such high level people. Great comment.

2011-09-15 07:07:03nice
dana1981
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I like this part:

"Finally, scientific leaders have a responsibility to expose the bunkum. We scientists have not always been proactive about this. We need to be vigilant about what is being said in the public arena. We need to be vigilant about what politicians are publicising about science and take them on when necessary."

That's practically an endorsement for SkS :-)

2011-09-15 07:12:21comment
Robert Way

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This reminded me of this post

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=1389

2011-09-15 08:47:42Why not ask Paul Nurse...
John Hartz
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to do a guest post?

2011-09-15 09:35:41
Albatross
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Yes, it would be great if this could be featured at SkS...how do we make that happen?

2011-09-15 09:46:04
Daniel Bailey
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I could reach out to him, if that seems appropriate

2011-09-15 10:16:04
dana1981
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It wouldn't hurt to ask.  Maybe point out the similarity in the quote above with SkS's approach.

2011-09-15 10:26:25
logicman

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Paul D: thanks for sharing.  I hadn't realised just how potty Perry is.  Not only does he think global warming is a hoax, not only is he a proponent of intelligent design, not only is he a proselytising biblical literalist but he also doesn't believe in the separation of church and state.

 

By all means pray for rain to alleviate suffering.  But as an alternative to sound environmental policies based on the laws of physics?  The Bible has a thing or three to say about people who act like idiots and then call on God to get them out of the entirely predictable situation of their own making.  I'll stop right there: I try to keep my science and my religion walled off from each other.