Integrity of Science

Archives for March, 2007

In attempts to find climate changing culprits aside from greenhouse gases, numerous suggestions have been made. Some have been plausible but didn’t match the data. Others were dubious. One, however, is downright devious. We’re talking, of course, about Lex Luthor. The plays on “Inconvenient Truth” keep coming. In the tradition of “Brokeback to the Future”…

Last week, Tom the Dancing Bug introduced us to a parallell universe, where Al Gore never won the Best Documentary Oscar. Click below for the full cartoon.

A Week of Testimonies

It’s taking all weekend to sort through everything that happened last week, a banner one if you’re concerned about scientific integrity. Thankfully, we can stream the past. The biggest science integrity news of the week had to be the House Committee on Government and Reform’s continued investigation on political interference with climate science. From Chairman…

House Passes Protections for Scientist

From Union of Concerned Scientists: WASHINGTON (March 14, 2007) – The House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, which would, for the first time, grant federal scientists and contractors the right to expose political interference in their research without fear of retribution. The bill passed by a 331 to 94 vote,…

In Friday NCAA men’s hoops, Arkansas beat Vanderbilt 82-81, advancing the Razorbacks to the SEC Semi Finals and sending the Commodores back to class for now. Now imagine, if following his team’s defeat, Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings had had this to say in the post-came news conference: “If you look at the score since half…

We’re Back, With a Funny

It’s been more than 3 weeks, 6 flights, 4 states, 2 presentations, 1 AAAS meeting, 1 new nephew, and more than 1500 new e-mail messages since our last post. Sorry ’bout the lapse. It’s a busy time in the world of scientific integrity, but we hope to be back up to pace shortly. In the…