Sunday, June 11, 2006

Recommended Read

The most interesting article I read in today's papers is this one from the LATimes. It's about a recently-published scientific article that has raised the hackles of the forest industry, at least one congressman, and some federal agencies. Yet another example of attempts to stifle scientific findings, or legitimate scientific disagreement? You decide.

1 Comments:

At 9:56 AM, Blogger Crowing Cock said...

I remember hearing about this story on NPR (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5203017). The thing that gets me is the rank willingness of politicians and some of the college figures to set aside scientific findings that counter corporate ambition. When it comes to the forestry issue I'm an uninvolved mid-Westerner -- I want our forests to be healthy but if the study had come out the other way that would have been fine by me. So this ends up being another example where moderates like me get irritated and turned-off by the power that moneyed interests wield (in both parties, of course).

 

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