Friday, April 21, 2017

A Bad Idea for Science, Scientists

The 'March for Science' Is Actually a Threat to Science Itself
Scholars in the fields of biology, ethics, environment, and economics attacked the upcoming "March for Science," scheduled for Earth Day this coming Saturday, as a threat to the public appreciation of science. They argued that a politicization of science following the rhetoric of the "Women's March" against President Donald Trump would be disastrous.

"When they behave like partisan hacks in the name of science, they politicize science and undermine trust in science," Marlo Lewis, Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), declared at a Heritage Foundation event on Wednesday. "When you use your expertise as a license to regulate others and tax others ... ordinary people are going to get very skeptical, not only about your expertise but about your motives." . . . 
It's an extremely bad idea for a subset of scientists to declare war on half of the political world on behalf of all scientists. Someone just might take them seriously.

1 comment:

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