Science Friday threatened

I'm still trying to avoid blogging at the moment but the news that Science Friday may not last much longer deserves to be brought to as wide an audience as possible. Apparently, the National Science Foundation no longer believes supporting the show is part of its mandate.

Heard live each Friday beginning at 2 p.m. on many, though not all, NPR stations, Science Friday is simply one of the most valuable two hours of radio programming anywhere. In an era in which corporate anti-science campaigns have made reasonable discourse nearly impossible on a wide variety of critical subjects involving the role of science in society -- climate change is the most obvious example -- we need more programs like Science Friday, not fewer.

Please let NPR management know that you care about Science Friday's future. Running with Greg Laden's proposal, let them know you aren't keen on supporting your local NPR station unless the network your dollars sustain includes Science Friday. And/or donate directly to Science Friday.

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GAAAAAAWWWWD. Please go back under your pathetic little rock and be irrelevant and miserable by yourself.

By Captain Kirk (not verified) on 07 Oct 2010 #permalink

Another example that U.S. seems to be losing its scientific literacy and thus its position in the world economy of the future.

You've gotta hand it to the woefully ignorant. They're right there first in line to comment.

One more indication that someone doesn't want public interest in science to interact with the money that drives research... meaningful or not.

My bad in #6 above, Nesbit doesn't appear to have anything to do with it. Abashed apologies for the slur; esp. since it's been 20 years, he could well have different views now.

Added more info (& hopefully, more future info) about NSF's decisionmaking in the comments over at Greg Laden's post.



the ungrateful bastards full of hubris...

a bullet for your head, traitor

And finally, the *only* man in Minnesota who says there is no God has suddenly become an arbiter on mental health...


Süre: 111 dakika
Dil: İngilizce (türkçe alt yazı)
Senaryo: Jon Hoeber / Erich Hoeber / Warren Ellis
Müzik: Christophe Beck
Görüntü Yönetmeni: Florian Ballhaus

Well CRAP! Now how do we spread our lies and misinformation to the kids?

-fear the manbearpig

By ManBearPig (not verified) on 21 Oct 2010 #permalink

HAHAHAH. THat guy is a Mr. Spock wannabe!!! I'm sure that whole Star Trek Global Warming thing is a big hit with the ladies!!! (The hot ones, not the fat ugly NOW short hair dykey liberal types)


By WTF is This? LMFAO (not verified) on 26 Oct 2010 #permalink

"supratall" is a spambot reusing chunks from the thread, presumably to get its linked URL a Google boost.

Don't click the link behind the name without shields up.

It's hitting Scienceblogs quite hard the last few days.
If the corporate masters have a filter, they should apply it.