The Republican War on Science

The Republican War on Science

Chris Mooney


Science hasn't ever been extra the most important to identifying the political concerns dealing with the rustic. but technological know-how and scientists have much less effect with the government than at any time when you consider that Richard Nixon fired his technology advisors. within the White residence and Congress this present day, findings are pronounced in a politicized demeanour; spun or distorted to slot the speaker’s schedule; or, whilst they’re too inconvenient, neglected solely. On a wide array of issues-stem mobile examine, weather swap, evolution, intercourse schooling, product protection, environmental legislation, and lots of others-the Bush administration’s positions fly within the face of overwhelming clinical consensus. Federal technology agencies-once fiercely self sustaining less than either Republican and Democratic presidents-are more and more staffed by way of political appointees who recognize lobbyists and evangelical activists much better than they understand the technology. this isn't specific to the Bush management, however it is essentially a Republican phenomenon, born of a conservative dislike of environmental, wellbeing and fitness, and protection law, and on the extremes, of evolution and legalized abortion. In The Republican warfare on Science, Chris Mooney ties jointly the disparate strands of the assault on technological know-how right into a compelling and scary account of our government’s expanding unwillingness to tell apart among valid study and ideologically pushed pseudoscience.

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