Friday, February 20, 2004

Laureates say Bush is twisting science: "More than 60 influential scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, have issued a statement asserting the Bush Administration has systematically distorted scientific fact in the service of policy goals on the environment, health, biomedical research and nuclear weapons."

"The documents accuse the Administration of repeatedly censoring and suppressing its own scientists' reports, stacking advisory committees with unqualified political appointees, disbanding government panels that provide unwanted advice, and refusing to seek independent scientific expertise in some cases. Other administrations have, on occasion, engaged in such practices, but not so systematically nor on so wide a front," the statement from the scientists said."

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