This is something Milloy and I support wholeheartedly–and we hope it will be linked up with the Data Quality Act provisions and the conflict of interest prohibitions to close down the government’s Science Whorehouse.
Category Archives: Silencing Scientists
One of the commenters on my post yesterday about eggs put up a link to an article in TheAtlantic about the great Greek physician John Ioannidis, who blew a big hole in the mainstream medical journals and their published research boat a few years ago.
So EPA approves a herbicide and the greenies get panicky.
There is no danger to the bioshpere created by herbicides applied appropriately. I have applied some herbicides to reduce my problem with cactus. If you poured a herbicide into a stream or pond you might kill some fish.
Insecticides are a differnt thing, since they attack the autonomic systems of bugs and those side effects impact humans, whose nervous systems depend on the same chemical interactions.
While there has always been a scientific establishment—and within that a medical establishment—it is only quite recently that the notion of “scientific consensus” has been advanced to prove the verity of a particular theory. Indeed, precisely because disruptive breakthroughs occur in science with some frequency, the establishment was always reluctant to equate consensus with truth. Rather, consensus was used to bully rebels into submission to the status quo. In fact, equating consensus with truth is a classic example of reversing cause and effect.
Something to consider, should we make it a free for all?