What a Month!
I kicked it all off on 11 January with my post “What Is a Scientific Activist?” which laid out what this site would be all about. After that post, I took on a variety of issues, from transgenic crops to political interference in science. The following posts are some of my favorites:
- Biotechnology for the Masses
- Amphibian Disease Heats Up
- Supreme Court Leaves Medical Marijuana Out in the Cold
- Their Hearts Might Be in the Wrong Place...
- A Boehner for Science? Think Again
One of the most interesting experiences I had, though, was when I went where Oxford scientists fear to tread, to an animal rights protest, in order to take in the experience and to find out what the protesters were all about. The results of this experience were written up in my personal favorite, “Caught in the Line of Fire: Animal Rights Activists Take Over Oxford”.
Of course, the biggest break was when I discovered that NASA censor George Deutsch had lied about having a college degree, causing him to resign from his post. Although this removed one force working against the spread of scientific information, there are many more to take on and many actively working against the spread of scientifically accurate information on a variety of topics.
I hope you enjoyed reading these posts as much as I enjoyed writing them, and I hope you’ll join me for another month of taking on political interference in science, discussing proper applications of science, and promoting the cause of science in general.