Sunday, December 17, 2006

Political Commissars for US Scientists?

The Bush administration is clamping down on scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, who study everything from caribou mating to global warming, subjecting them to controls on research that might go against official policy.

New rules require screening of all facts and interpretations by agency scientists. The rules apply to all scientific papers and other public documents, even minor reports or prepared talks, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. - White House Tightens Publishing Rules for USGS Scientists
(via fefe, in German)

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