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The Republican war on science

Autore: Chris Mooney
Editore: New York : Basic Books, ©2005.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Science has never been more crucial than it is today to understanding the political issues facing the country; yet science and scientists have less influence with the federal government than at any time since Richard Nixon fired his science advisers. In the White House and Congress, research findings are reported in a politicized manner; spun or distorted to fit the speaker's agenda; or, when they're too  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Chris Mooney
ISBN: 9780465046751 0465046754
Numero OCLC: 58605134
Descrizione: ix, 342 pages ; 25 cm
Contenuti: pt. 1: Where it begins. The threat ; Political science 101 ; From FDR to Nixon ; "Creation science" and Reagan's "dream" ; Defenseless against the dumb ; Junking "sound science" --
pt. 2: The business of science. "The greatest hoax" ; Wine, jazz, and "data quality" ; Eating away at science ; Fishy science --
pt. 3: Scientific revelations. "Creation science" 2.0 ; Stemming research ; Sexed-up science --
pt. 4: The antiscience president. Bush league science --
Epilogue: What we can do.
Responsabilità: Chris Mooney.
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This is not unique to the Bush administration, but it is largely a Republican phenomenon, born of a conservative dislike of environmental, health, and safety regulation, and at the extremes, of  Per saperne di più…

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