Science by scientists, a good cause

September 27, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More

Here’s a new website worth taking a peek: www.sefora.org, Scientists and Engineers for America. A group who are trying to activize (um activate?) because of what has been happening to science in the public eye and the administration.

They are dedicated to removing theology from science teaching, and ideology from purportedly scientific reports used to decide public policies.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    Dan: Thanks for recommending this site.  SEFORA is a group that recognizes that there is no getting around it: the scientists simply have to get into the fray and they have to make their arguments directly to the people. All of this is explicit right on SEFORA's home page:

    Scientists and engineers have a right, indeed an obligation, to enter the political debate when the nation’s leaders systematically ignore scientific evidence and analysis, put ideological interests ahead of scientific truths, suppress valid scientific evidence and harass and threaten scientists for speaking honestly about their research.

    In a perfect world, we'd let the scientists just do science. They certainly don't need this distraction (who does?) of battling nitwit politicians (and constituents). But we don't live in a perfect world.

  2. grumpypilgrim says:

    I just read the group's Bill of Rights and noticed how many of the items in it relate to protecting federally-employed scientists from "adverse employment action" for simply doing their jobs honestly and competently. That such a document has even been contemplated speaks volumes about the dishonesty and incompetence of the current federal Administration.

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