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Science and the Bush Administration

Baltimore, David (2004) Science and the Bush Administration. Science, 305 (5692). p. 1873. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.305.5692.1873.

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In various ways, the scientific community in the United States—and in other nations as well—has expressed concern about the way in which decisions about scientific issues have been subjected to political tests by the Bush administration. For example, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), in a statement that I signed along with many others, said in pertinent part: “When scientific knowledge has been found to be in conflict with its political goals, the administration has often manipulated the process through which science enters into its decisions.” The UCS and John H. Marburger III, President Bush’s science advisor, have continued to trade charge and countercharge. Now a committee of the National Academies is examining some of the issues at stake, including the important matter of criteria for appointing scientists to government posts and advisory committees.

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Official Citation:Science and the Bush Administration. By David Baltimore. SCIENCE 24 SEP 2004: 1873; doi: 10.1126/science.305.5692.1873
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