Notes from the Publisher

June 29, 2008

Politics / The Right and Left in Science and Politics

JB

Here is a masterful piece on the relationship of the right and left in science and politics.  I don't have time to comment on it at the moment, but it is a good read and worthy of discussion. 

However, I do think it misses some big opportunities to speak to the difference between worshipping science and scientists (which moves it out of the realm of science, actually) and having a critical understanding of science, which is more true to the scientific enterprise itself than the worship of science, scientists, or even the body of knowledge produced by the scientific enterprise.