Monday, October 30, 2006
Breaking News: Bush Administration Ignores Science!!!
Excuse the titular sarcasm. Anyway, I came across yet another report in the Washington Post confirming that the Bush administration has, once again, ignored scientific opinion in favor of political ideology. In this particular case, the administration has ignored recommendations to list endangered species. I posted this, not because it should come as a surprise to anyone, but to emphasize that, despite the opinion of some of the far left, scientists are not part and parcel with greater authority (more informally, "the man"), and may often oppose it. For more information on how scientists are involving themselves in environmental policy, especially since their opinions have been ignored, see the International Union of Concerned Scientists webpage.