Saturday, April 22, 2017

Political Climate Science

When science becomes ideology:
"When they behave like partisan hacks in the name of science, they politicize science and undermine trust in science," Marlo Lewis, Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), declared at a Heritage Foundation event on Wednesday. "When you use your expertise as a license to regulate others and tax others ... ordinary people are going to get very skeptical, not only about your expertise but about your motives."

The "March for Science" started as a form of opposition to President Donald Trump, whom many have accused of launching a "war on science." The march's original statement declared "certain things that we accept as facts with no alternatives" such as "the Earth is becoming warmer due to human action," and "the diversity of life arose by evolution."

"This is an attempt now to silence and chill speech through the threat of litigation and prosecution," Lewis explained. He warned that this kind of politicizing of science delegitimizes the public view of science as neutral and focused on truth rather than an agenda.

"No government agency, once it gets on this gravy train, wants the science to find out that the problem is not as alarming as it was thought to be," he explained.
It's the science of big money for fake research...

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