Thursday, March 29, 2007

Mr. Rampton GOes To Washington: "Shaping the Message, Distorting the Science"

The Nutz:
"The manipulation of science for public relations or political advantage inevitably has a corrupting effect on science itself. It undermines the integrity and objectivity of scientific research. It creates confusion in the minds of policymakers and the general public. What is needed, therefore, is greater public transparency regarding the sponsorship of science and of organizations that claim to speak on scientific matters. The public and policymakers have a right and to know who is funding research, what strings are attached to that funding, and how it may be affecting the information we use to make decisions—especially decisions on policy matters that affect us all."

1 comment:

R. Manhammer said...

Hi Woody,

I'm reading Jane Jacob's "Dark Age Ahead," and she has as one of her five big issues, the undermining of science.

A worthy read, IMHO.