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Friday, 25 April 2008

CORRUPTING THE ''SCIENCE''


We have extensively covered and explained the various biases of epidemiology on our main site and on this blog. We have demonstrated how science can be distorted to fit political agendas and corporate interests. We have exposed how the landmark EPA environmental tobacco study among many others was manipulated to suit the predetermined conclusion and was severely criticized by Judge Osteen. We have protested vigorously against policy based on pseudoscience aka epidemiology. Although we were never alone in our battle against politicized science, we are now in even better company. Indeed, the EPA scientists themselves are now speaking out and exposing how their research is being corrupted by politics. We dare hope that this effort from within will mark the beginning of the end of the corruption of science to suit special interest agendas.

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of Environmental Protection Agency scientists say they have been pressured by superiors to skew their findings, according to a survey released Wednesday by an advocacy group.

The Union of Concerned Scientists said more than half of the nearly 1,600 EPA staff scientists who responded online to a detailed questionnaire reported they had experienced incidents of political interference in their work.
Read whole article at the link above.

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