Skip to comments.Scientists Take Aim at White House (Lib Scientist Whine Alert)
Posted on 02/20/2005 8:04:58 PM PST by drt1
WASHINGTON - The voice of science is being stifled in the Bush administration, with fewer scientists heard in policy discussions and money for research and advanced training being cut, according to panelists at a national science meeting.
Speakers at the national meeting of the American Association for Advancement of Science expressed concern Sunday that some scientists in key federal agencies are being ignored or even pressured to change study conclusions that dont support policy positions.
The speakers also said that Bushs proposed 2005 federal budget is slashing spending for basic research and reducing investments in education designed to produce the nations future scientists....
(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...
Has it been slashed ? or have increases been reduced ?
The only people stiffling real science are the globull fear mongers. All this fear is based on easily manipulated computers models.
Not clear from the article. NASA apparently has an overall increase but the allocation is irritating some.
Nothing in the article said anything about liberals. Your title modification is yellow journalism at its worst.
You ever take a piglet away from it's mother's teats? Sounds about the same......
Are you serious?
We used to have a "CSO". I dubbed him "Chief Science Fiction Officer" - and it stuck...
sounds like the golden rule is being applied to the scientific suckling piglets who have denied funding for cold fusion since 1989, ain't payback a bitch?
Both the process and the products of science will improve when the scientists must compete in the marketplace of ideas.
This is code, meant to imply the President Bush and his administration are a bunch of religious zealots who will ramrod right-wing religious polices (anti-abortion, anti-gay-marriage, etc.). It is first and foremost meant to unify and activate the Democrat Party whack-job base. Next intended to fool the masses. IMO, the Bush Admin should counter with a well publicized, pro-science and exploration policy statement.
Didn't read the part thast wasn't excerpted since there's no requirement that MSNBC be excerpted. From what you posted, nothing is mentioned about the scientists' political leanings.
Science is the bulwark of our country's competitive edge, and it's in the country's interest that we support it.
I work with these folks all the time. Clamoring and howling for funding is Science 101. The eco-whackos and other anti-business, anti-capitalist, anti-USA groups will howl the loudest now, as their funding (rightfuly) is re-allocated. IMO, I'd rather see EPA funding go to border control.
Nothing in the post says anything about eco-whackos or environmental science. If that is what this post is about, then the title should have contained something about this particular topic. To me, environmental science is like ethnic studies...a waste of time and money for politically correct reasons.
Translation - NIH et al want more government money to conduct much needed research on the mating habits and arousal patterns of midget, lesbian, native-americans with one blue eye and one green eye.
Sounds like a vital, meritorious subject of study that warrants copious quantities of our tax dollars to conduct. Please send me the bill. /sarc
I know my checks in the mail as well
Should read -- Boy who cried wolf alert. Do liberals think anyone in this country takes them seriously anymore? The gig is up.
Oh come on. The article reeks of left-wing environmental propaganda and POV. One could peg the author's intent within ten seconds. Need I provide specific references? I'd rather you re-read the article, as this wouldn't waste my time.
Pseudo-Science (that which calls itself science, but fails to adhere to the scientific method) has become the religion of the humanist. Funny how they demand separation of church and state - except when it is their church. Then they not only demand endorsement of their faith, but the power to rob you to fill their offering plates.
You're right. We should let the other countries do scientific research and save our money.
Still haven't noticed that capitalism and private enterprise work rather well, huh?
... better than huge bureaucracies, that's for sure.
If the government doesn't fund basic research, it won't be done. But, I'm a scientist and place value on basic research and thus, biased in this regard. If you don't want to see basic research done in this country start a petition to get a law for the government to stop. In the long run the consequences would be disasterous.
You seem to have concluded that since I don't want as much government money spent here, that I want to totally eliminate all basic research from America, in all forms.
This reminds me of the fear mongering rhetoric I hear from the 'Rats over Social Security reform.
Okay, you're the expert on science.