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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I Give Up

I've been trying to come up with an appropriate response to this post and failing. It's a standard denunciation of politicized science in this administration that sounds fairly reasonable up to the last sentence:

I encourage everyone to sign the Union of Concerned Scientists petition to restore scientific integrity to government agencies.
They're appealing to one of the leading anti-nuclear organizations to … restore scientific integrity to government agencies?

AIIIIEEEE!!!!

What is a suitable response? “I know you are but what am I?” is hackneyed. “Out of the frying pan and into the fire” is even lamer. Comparing this to a petition by Scientologists in favor of free thought might do.

Maybe I'll come up with something after the steam stops pouring out my ears.

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