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  •  Science can't help us (8+ / 0-)

    if we ignore it. It is more than a process. There is a huge body of knowledge that provides support for sound decision making, but our politicians aren't making use of that knowledge on a wide range of key issues.

    The Republican war on science is nothing less than an attack on America's future and the health of the planet.

    "It's the planet, stupid."

    by FishOutofWater on Sun Dec 09, 2007 at 07:13:36 PM PST

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    •  Humans have selectively ignored science when it (6+ / 0-)

      interferes with motives of profit or political agenda, since science was 'discovered' thousands of years ago.

      History is replete with tragedies directly related to the misuse of one scientific or technological advance being put forth at the expense of common sense or simple morality.

      Science is simply a process to find truth.

      I submit that science has been used improperly, that rather than ignoring it, humans keep finding ways to selectively apply narrow bands of scientific truth to further some bias or agenda held in decision maker's hands.

      "If you want to go quickly, go alone.
      If you want to go far, go together.
      We have to go far, quickly."

      by shpilk on Sun Dec 09, 2007 at 07:27:51 PM PST

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