Protect honest science from attacks and declining public trust!

At federal, state and local levels, right-wingers and businesses are applying pressures to hurt honest science.

Fewer Americans now understand and respect science.

Here are some recent articles:

 

Americans’ trust in science is declining:  Americans’ Trust in Scientists, Positive Views of Science Continue to Decline

 

Why Don’t Americans Believe in Science?  https://www.thenation.com/article/society/anti-science-is-a-systematic-issueand-its-not-going-away/

 

The psychology behind right-wing authoritarians’ denial of science:   https://www.alternet.org/2021/09/right-wing-science-denial/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7868&recip_id=22838&list_id=2

 

Don’t Let Them Fool You: Disinformation Is Not an Accident. – Union of Concerned Scientists (ucsusa.org):   https://blog.ucsusa.org/astrid-caldas/dont-let-them-fool-you-disinformation-is-not-an-accident?utm_campaign=email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&emci=dc1183fa-a9ad-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&emdi=839e82ea-72b2-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&ceid=702115

 

Politically motivated bullies want to “tear down the fabric of science.”  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2023/9/23/2194654/-Overnight-Science-News-Politically-motivated-bullies-want-to-tear-down-the-fabric-of-science?detail=emaildkg&pm_source=DKRE&pm_medium=email

 

State and Local Governments Across the Country Are Sidelining Science.  To help prevent politicization of science in state agencies, states need to put in place laws and policies to safeguard the integrity of science used in policy-making.  https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/state-and-local-governments-across-country-are-sidelining-science

 

Safeguarding Science in State Agencies:  Officials too often distort research for political gain. Legislatures and agencies can push back by establishing standards for evidence-based policymaking, protections for scientists, and executive branch watchdogs.  https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/policy-solutions/safeguarding-science-state-agencies

 

Scientific Integrity Act Re-introduced in Congress to Protect Federal Science.  https://blog.ucsusa.org/anita-desikan/scientific-integrity-act-re-introduced-in-congress-to-protect-federal-science/?emci=419a5c2c-8f7d-ee11-b004-00224832e1ba&emdi=3a897335-e27f-ee11-8925-00224832e811&ceid=2380919

 

Health physicists fear lawsuits more than nuclear accidents, so they cover up the facts of radiation dangers:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2023/11/12/classified-the-secret-radiation-files/

 

Fossil Fuel Companies Donated $700 Million to U.S. Universities Over a Decade, Possibly Influencing Climate Research Agendas:  https://www.ecowatch.com/fossil-fuel-companies-university-donations.html

 

 

Republican Mike Johnson (the new House Speaker) thinks a “Creationist” museum is “pointing people to the truth.”   A replica of Noah’s ark with dinosaurs “is one way to bring people to this recognition … that what we read in the Bible are actual historical events,” Mike Johnson said.  This article’s first two paragraphs say:

Before arriving in Washington less than a decade ago, House Speaker Mike Johnson, a deeply religious Christian, was a legal crusader associated with a fringe evangelical movement called “young Earth creationism,” based on a literal reading of the Bible’s Book of Genesis that posits the Earth is only several thousand years old.

In the mere hours since Johnson was elected speaker Wednesday, he hadn’t had to address his views on creationism and evolution. But his close ties to a leader of the creationist movement and his past legal work — on behalf of the Ark Encounter creationist theme park, where children can learn that dinosaurs were passengers on Noah’s Ark — seem to suggest that he’s also personally aligned with these beliefs.

Here is the article:  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mike-johnson-young-earth-creationist_n_653adc81e4b0d69ae7068a0b?email_hash=d82661dbaf9d922be74896a49d247c55ffc55d54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org