Sunday, April 23, 2006

Scientific McCarthyism

While the Bush administration has never been much versed about science (remember intelligent design?) some of the recent facts described by Phil Plait about ¨Mr. Deutsch, a 24-year-old presidential appointee in the press office at NASA headquarters whose résumé says he was an intern in the “war room” of the 2004 Bush-Cheney re-election campaign¨ are really outrageous. Trying to teach intelligent design in schools is almost like teaching sorcery and I really can't visualize it happening in any modern country, but to supress the facts about global warming (rememeber Bush has been an oil entrepeneur for long time) will have even far reaching consecuences. While there has been some considerable polemic about the reality of global warming, the position of Bush and pals is really based on profit and not in any scientific study.

Ohh yes, you should read how they consider the Big Bang a "mater of opinion". Of course, you should rememeber DeLong's Law: “The Bush Administration is always worse than one imagines, even when taking into account DeLong’s Law.”

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