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Misuse of Science
August 8, 2003 10:33 AM   Subscribe

In a report recently complied by Rep. Waxman (D-Calif) and the minority staff of the House Government Reform Committee's special investigations division areas in which the Bush administration has manipulated science to the benefit of his political agenda are highlighted. The report has an accompanying website.
posted by mhaw (14 comments total)

 
YAY! Talking-points!
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 10:40 AM on August 8, 2003


mhaw, why do you hate america?
posted by kaibutsu at 11:06 AM on August 8, 2003


Bush is blinding me with science.
posted by scody at 11:35 AM on August 8, 2003


The why do you hate America bit stopped being amusing long ago, clever long before that.
posted by xmutex at 11:38 AM on August 8, 2003


scody, is he making love to you now?
posted by trondant at 11:41 AM on August 8, 2003


GAAAAH! I have to go wash my brain now, just at the mere thought.
posted by scody at 11:45 AM on August 8, 2003


We have our silver bullet, now all we need is delivery and we can bag ourselves some vampires!
posted by VulcanMike at 12:21 PM on August 8, 2003


Two recent articles on this topic:

The growing--and dangerous--divide between scientists and the GOP.

Global warming naysayers argue that we don't need to do anything to stop rising temperatures. Mainstream scientists used to be able to ignore them, but now they make White House policy.
posted by homunculus at 12:46 PM on August 8, 2003


Kick ass and take names, Hank!
posted by squirrel at 1:24 PM on August 8, 2003


Shameless self-promotion
posted by Eloquence at 6:09 PM on August 8, 2003


sorry, xmutex. i was captured by a sudden and ineffible wave of intense cynicism, and the only response i could manage to move my fingers to make was a comment which, to my shocked mind, represented three seperate layers of pure jade: a general jadedness with the state of american discourse, a more specific jadedness with the living cliche that bush has become, and, finally, a jadedness with the cliches we use to reference said cliche. in such form, my comment was in fact ironic in its intrinsic unfunniness. i apologize for not being clearer.
posted by kaibutsu at 6:54 PM on August 8, 2003


This is a much bigger story than the post might suggest (Homunculus is on the trail):

It concerns a widespread Republican denial of mainstream science which verges very close to real psychosis. Global Warming is but the widest in this war of many fronts.

I was thinking of doing a post on this, along along similar as this post but covering the larger aspect of the story - I guess I'll give it 48 hours.
posted by troutfishing at 8:57 PM on August 8, 2003


I was thinking of doing a post on this, along along similar as this post but covering the larger aspect of the story - I guess I'll give it 48 hours.

I sense what may be a fundamental misunderstanding here about what Metafilter is actually meant to be, but...carry on.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:03 AM on August 9, 2003


More interesting info on items #1 and #2 of this week's What's New by the American Physical Society's Bob Park.
posted by Vidiot at 12:05 PM on August 9, 2003


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