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The Republican War on Science by Chris C. Mooney
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Sep 17, 2008

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I had a tough time finishing this book and though I found it quite interesting in spots, there were chapters that I skimmed. The politicizing (love that word) of science has been going on for a few years, but it seems recently the topics of science are changing quite rapidly and must be acted upon with corresponding urgency. Topics such as stem cell use, global warming, energy use are also controversial and seems the party in power has opportunity to hand pick the "experts" for committees and think tanks and thus slow down or stop areas of scientific study that can't be ignored. Federal funding seems to be essential for many studies.

The material covered in the book certainly made me aware of how things work on capitol hill and how to make sure only the "right" studies are readily available to the public.

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