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The Republican war on science

Author: Chris Mooney
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Science has never been more crucial to deciding the political issues facing the country. Yet science and scientists have less influence with the federal government than at any time since Richard  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Mooney
ISBN: 0465046762 9780465046768
OCLC Number: 70671732
Notes: "Revised and updated"--Cover.
Previous edition: 2005.
Description: xvii, 357 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 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 --
What we can do.
Responsibility: Chris Mooney.

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