Undermining science: suppression and distortion in the Bush Administration

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"We can only expect the best decisions from our leaders in government when they use the best factual information they can receive from science. Shulman outlines how the current administration has systematically blocked the input of scientists in favor of ideology and favors to special interest groups."--William H. Schlesinger, Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University"In a free society, no separation of powers is more fundamentally important than that between the power of science in informing debate, and the power of politicians in implementing policy. Seth Shulman's remarkably well-documented litany of abuses should serve as a wake-up call not only to society, but also to political leaders, who cannot govern for long without independent scientific expertise grounded in unquestioned integrity."--Simon Levin, Center for BioComplexity, Princeton University"In this disturbing and important book, Seth Shulman has uncovered the myriad ways George W. Bush and his anti-science administration have distorted--almost beyond recognition--the accomplishments that have elevated America to its position as one of the greatest scientific and technological nations in history. That status is now being undermined. But thanks to investigators like Shulman, the gig is up, just in time for us to do something about it."--Michael Shermer, Publisher Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist Scientific American, author of The Science of Good and Evil"Seth Shulman's Undermining Science forcefully makes the case that in the Bush administration ideology trumps fact, political expediency trumps science. The extraordinary claims made by Shulman are persuasive because they are based on concrete and fully documented events. The blow-by-blow narrative is eminently readable, as well as enlightening, even fascinating."--Francisco J. Ayala, Professor of Biological Sciences, U.C. Irvine, 2002 recipient of the National Medal of Science
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table_of_contents Facts matter --"Icing" the data on climate change -- Doctoring evidence about your health -- Abstaining from the truth on abstinence and aids -- Clear skies? healthy forests? understanding Bush's real environmental policy -- When good science is the endangered species -- Burying more than intelligence -- Stacking the deck -- Stem cells and monkey trials -- Restoring scientific integrity.
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