Saturday, April 03, 2004

Science, Politics, Policy

Interesting article on a report issued by Bush's chief science advisor, as a response to concerns voiced by the Union of Concerned Scientists: Science Not Being Distorted, White House Aide Says (

The most interesting snippet, from the perspective of someone studying rhetoric and scientific and technical communication: "As with the UCS document, Marburger's rebuttal is a blend of footnoted scientific documentation and personal assertions. Together, the two documents offer a reminder that science is a mix of fact and interpretation -- and that at times it can be difficult to tease the two apart. "

Absolutely. Letting the data objectively speak for themselves is a bunch of hooey. Might bring this one into the techn writing classroom on Monday.

- posted by laurie @ 4/03/2004 07:11:00 AM
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