Integrity of Science

Archives for August, 2007

That’s All, Folks

This is the last post for the Pacific Institute’s Integrity of Science blog. We’ve really enjoyed our time at ScienceBlogs and think this is a great community. To quote a walrus, “You’re such a lovely audience, we’d like to take you home with us, we’d love to take you home.” At this time, the Pacific…

In her Aug. 12 column, “Paralyzing fog of certainty on climate” Debra Saunders asserts many things, including that money flows to climate scientists as well as climate skeptics. No argument there. However, she neglects to distinguish between the quality of research this money funds, asking, “Why not posit that there is such a thing as…

Something else is bothering me about yesterday’s USA Today article Science vs. politics gets down and dirty. It’s the implication that scientists are speaking out because of political bent. Science policy professor Daniel Sarewitz of Arizona State University in Tempe says: “I think the opportunity to use science as a political tool against Bush has…

This morning, hotel guests across the country this morning woke up to a chronicle of the divide between science and poltics in USA Today’s “Science vs. politics gets down and dirty.” There’s no need to hit the complimentary continental breakfast for a second cup of coffee when your morning news starts The relationship (between the…