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A return to evidence-based policy making

This is the last site I ever thought I’d be linking to, but everyone should go read Mrs. Clinton’s speech on Scientific Integrity and Innovation. It’s not surprising that Mrs. Clinton is courting the progressive vote in science and education, … Continue reading

13. October 2007 by Mr. Gunn
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Nature Publishing Group distances themselves from PRISM.

The PRISM Coalition is a fairly unsubtle attempt at obfuscating the issues behind Open Access in scientific publishing, using an approach similar to that employed by the cable and phone companies arguing against net neutrality. Needless to say, it has … Continue reading

11. September 2007 by Mr. Gunn
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Online, real-time, science commentary

Derek Lowe is dipping into the debate on online science commentary at his site at Corante, In The Pipeline. From the perspective of a graduate student, it’s a fantastic idea. Instead of waiting for the few scientific meeting and conventions … Continue reading

11. May 2003 by Mr. Gunn
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Mixing Science and Policy must be done with neutral regard to religion.

Murtaugh(no link because his block got hacked or moved and I don’t know where to) is dissecting a study by the National Cancer Institute on the effects of abortion on breast cancer risk. Overall, there is no correlation, as the … Continue reading

07. March 2003 by Mr. Gunn
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4 MIT professors give science advice to the president.

No Sense of Place directed me to 4 MIT Professors give science advice to the president. The actual number is 85 and counting, from science personalities nationwide, including such personalities as Craig Venter (who has a great rant), Ray Kurzweil … Continue reading

13. January 2003 by Mr. Gunn
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