The Loom

Unsound unscience

Check out Chris Mooney’s post on the latest move in Washington to gut government science, which cloaks itself in bogus terms like “sound science.” This dreadful campaign probably won’t get much attention in the national media, but its effects–on conservation, climate change policy, and so on–could be profoundly bad.


  1. #1 Diane
    February 5, 2004

    “Sound science” is a term that should be reserved for the STUDY of sound. I’m a pianist. My interest really sparked when I saw the headline…alas, I was doomed to disappointment. I think that whomever devised the phrase liked the consonance of the phrase rather more than the actualities of the situation (vis a vis “real” science}.
    But that’s Washington for ya.

  2. #2 Walt
    February 5, 2004

    Maybe I’m naive, but I don’t see this particular campaign as having much of an impact, given this is the same strategy Republicans have been using since they first took control of Congress. There really isn’t anything here I haven’t heard before from this or that Republican lawmaker (and more than a few Democrats as well).

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