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America's Turn From Science, a Danger For Democracy 900

Posted by Soulskill
from the tide-goes-in-tide-goes-out dept.
NewYorkCountryLawyer writes "Here's a good article about how playing politics with science puts our country at risk — a review of Shawn Otto's book Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America. Today's policy-makers, Otto shows, are increasingly unwilling to pursue many of the remedies science presents. They take one of two routes: deny the science, or pretend the problems don't exist."
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America's Turn From Science, a Danger For Democracy

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  • by ZouPrime (460611) on Tuesday December 27, 2011 @03:35PM (#38505826)

    "They take one of two routes: deny the science, or pretend the problems don't exist."

    First, the analysis presented by the author is fraudulent, nonsensical, and just a creation of the liberal elite. Second, there's simply no issue with how politicians deal with scientific facts, I don't know why anyone would say something like that.

  • Conspiracy (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 27, 2011 @03:40PM (#38505890)

    This book is clearly proof of a huge conspiracy by high school science teachers. By pretending science should be important, they hope to keep their jobs and to be able to garner higher wages. Fortunately, we can count on the heroism of our politicians and bankers to protect us from such lies and reestablish the truth.

  • by DoofusOfDeath (636671) on Tuesday December 27, 2011 @04:05PM (#38506200)

    All good points. Unfortunately, it's very difficult to reason someone out of something they didn't reason themselves into.

    Agreed. Atheists can be very stubborn in their beliefs.

    Oh, wait, did you mean...

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