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The Resource The Republican war on science, Chris Mooney

The Republican war on science, Chris Mooney

Label
The Republican war on science
Title
The Republican war on science
Statement of responsibility
Chris Mooney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Science has never been more crucial than it is today to understanding the political issues facing the country; yet science and scientists have less influence with the federal government than at any time since Richard Nixon fired his science advisers. In the White House and Congress, research findings are reported in a politicized manner; spun or distorted to fit the speaker's agenda; or, when they're too inconvenient, ignored entirely. On a broad array of issues - stem cell research, climate change, missile defense, abstinence education, and many others - the Bush Administration's positions fly in the face of overwhelming scientific consensus. Federal science agencies, once fiercely independent under both Republican and Democratic presidents, are increasingly staffed by political appointees who know industry lobbyists and evangelical activists far better than they know the science." "This is not purely a Bush Administration phenomenon, but it is largely a Republican phenomenon, born of a conservative dislike of environmental, health and safety regulation, and of evolution and legalized abortion. In The Republican War on Science, Chris Mooney ties together the disparate strands of the attack on science into a compelling and frightening account of our government's increasing preference for ideologically driven pseudoscience over legitimate research."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mooney, Chris
Dewey number
509/.73
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.52.U5
LC item number
M66 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Republican Party (États-Unis : 1854- )
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Republican Party
  • Science
  • Conservatism
  • Sciences
  • Conservatisme
  • Conservatism
  • Science
  • United States
  • Wetenschap
  • Politieke besluitvorming
  • Conservatisme
  • Wissenschaft
  • Konservativismus
  • USA
Label
The Republican war on science, Chris Mooney
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1: Where it begins. The threat ; Political science 101 ; From FDR to Nixon ; "Creation science" and Reagan's "dream" ; Defenseless against the dumb ; Junking "sound science" -- pt. 2: The business of science. "The greatest hoax" ; Wine, jazz, and "data quality" ; Eating away at science ; Fishy science -- pt. 3: Scientific revelations. "Creation science" 2.0 ; Stemming research ; Sexed-up science -- pt. 4: The antiscience president. Bush league science -- Epilogue: What we can do
Control code
ocm58605134
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 342 pages
Isbn
9780465046751
Lccn
2005004889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o58605134
  • (OCoLC)58605134
Label
The Republican war on science, Chris Mooney
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1: Where it begins. The threat ; Political science 101 ; From FDR to Nixon ; "Creation science" and Reagan's "dream" ; Defenseless against the dumb ; Junking "sound science" -- pt. 2: The business of science. "The greatest hoax" ; Wine, jazz, and "data quality" ; Eating away at science ; Fishy science -- pt. 3: Scientific revelations. "Creation science" 2.0 ; Stemming research ; Sexed-up science -- pt. 4: The antiscience president. Bush league science -- Epilogue: What we can do
Control code
ocm58605134
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 342 pages
Isbn
9780465046751
Lccn
2005004889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o58605134
  • (OCoLC)58605134

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