Thursday, September 28, 2006

Science as political advocacy

At Big Lizards, a look at how Britain's top scientists are demanding that no one do any research which disagrees with their conclusions about global warning. Read it all.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, no the BRS isn't "demanding that no one do any research" at all. It's asking ExxonMobile to stop funding propaganda, something they apparently agreed to in the past.

"You indicated that ExxonMobil would not be providing any further funding to these [inaccurate and misleading] organizations. I would be grateful if you could let me know when ExxonMobil plans to carry out this pledge..."

There's nothing in the Guardian article or the BRS letter that suggests they are against science, no, they are against bad science and propaganda that's based on bad science.


What is it about Bush followers that sets them against science? It's strange, IMO.

But while I'm puzzling over that question, I think I'll chain smoke and, hey, if you want to join me, please do. Everyone knows that all those crazy scientists said cigarettes will kill you but, you know, I'm alive, lot's of smokers are alive. That business about smoking being bad for your health is, obviously, a bunch of bunk. Thank God RJR's good hearted scientists stood up to that lefty junk science that-ha!-that politicized cigarettes and tried to make us believe they might cause lung cancer.

Puff. Puff. Ahhhhh. Yum.

7:55 PM, September 28, 2006  

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