Politics & Science


Yesterday, Bush vetoed the stem cell vote. Today in the car, I heard a member of congress hail their initial passage of the bill as “finally getting politics out of science.” Unfortunately, there is no such thing as apolitical science. I understand when a member of congress says something like this but too often I hear scientists say the same thing. Science is never free from subjective interpretation, presuppositions, etc. When a person says, “lets get politics out of science” they usually mean, “lets get YOUR politics our of MY science.”

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