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Sat Mar 9, 2019, 10:55 AM

If Democrats Are Going To Believe That Science Matters In Government

Americans need to get more familiar with our science organizations that have not had an easy relationship with different administrations.

When government loses or manipulates how science "serves" the ends of government, we've lost our credibility, standing among nations, and our sense of how science's larger truths positively serve all nations.

What better way to re-foreground science in our government policies than for Democrats to take the lead.

To start somewhere, I choose the Union of Concerned Scientists, started at MIT in 1969.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_of_Concerned_Scientists

Here are a few articles from Wikipedia's entry that interested me:

Science DailyOct. 2, 2007 article "World's Nobel Laureates And Preeminent Scientists Call On Government To Halt Global Warming". Sciencedaily.com. Retrieved on 2015-12-26.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/10/971002070106.htm

Another Contrived Missile Defense Test is Coming Up Decoys Would Overwhelm System, Says Union of Concerned Scientists Archived June 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
https://www.ucsusa.org/nuclear-weapons/us-missile-defense/decoys-tests

Rohter, Larry (21 August 2008). "Ads on Nuclear Threat Removed From Convention Airports" via NYTimes.com.
https://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/22/us/politics/22nuke.html

I notice that the Wayback Machine tries to preserve scientists' content that could vanish through website change, shutdown or censorship.

There are 45 other organizations that study and promote energy renewables, as well.


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Sat Mar 9, 2019, 09:16 PM

1. Great point.

We have done a poor job in this country educating the populace WRT science.

Just look at any Youtube video of "pastors" trying to debunk evolution. Or anti-vaxers trying to explain their idiotic beliefs. Or , for fuck sakes, Flat Earthers!!!!!!!!

Add to that the previous Repuke control of congress and the fucking imbeciles they had for chairs of the science-related committees.

My hope is the new Democratic Party in DC employs science. Uses FACTS. deals in REALITY.

It's THE ONLY thing that will enable Homo Sapiens from preventing their own extinction.

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