Friday, June 09, 2006

Politics v. Science

Inconsistent Information Policies Jeopardize Research, Panel Says - New York Times:
WASHINGTON, June 8 — The quality and credibility of government research are being jeopardized by inconsistent policies for communicating scientific findings to the public, says an independent group of scientists that advises Congress and the White House.
Inconsistent policies?
Where policies exist, the board said, they are often focused more on restricting scientists' ability to discuss their findings than on guaranteeing a free flow of information.
Sounds pretty consistent to me. Hide the truth and mislead the public, especially if the truth is at odds with the wishes of special interests.
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