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Thu May 9, 2013, 01:08 PM

Don't Let Lamar Smith Take Over The Sciences!


Rep. Lamar Smith has drafted a bill that would replace peer review at the National Science Foundation (NSF) with a set of funding criteria chosen and overseen by Congress... and he wants to use it as a model for every federal science agency we have.

Rep. Smith's bill would force the NSF to prove the "worth" of their grants men and women who are politicians, not scientists. And take a look at two of the main points those looking for a grant need to meet: securing national defense and answering questions he feels are important to society at large.

If we sit back and let the House pass this bill, we will be handing over our scientific research to men and women whose jobs are about political bias, not objective reasoning.

There's a reason no one before Rep. Smith has tried to pull this off -- because it opens the door to the defunding of research, the suppression of facts, and the injection of party politics into scientific research. Don't let him open that Pandora's box: join us in calling on the House to oppose Rep. Smith's egregious bill immediately.

PETITION TO MY REPRESENTATIVES: Don't let Lamar Smith undo all the NSF has done for scientific progress. Oppose his bill to turn objective research into political fodder today.


[link:http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/2901?l=f67j3kir09c|

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Reply Don't Let Lamar Smith Take Over The Sciences! (Original post)
sonias May 2013 OP
PDJane May 2013 #1
sinkingfeeling May 2013 #2
dem in texas May 2013 #3
blkmusclmachine May 2013 #4
TxDemChem May 2013 #5
white cloud May 2013 #6
The Philosopher May 2013 #7
onestepforward May 2013 #8
LeftInTX May 2013 #9

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Thu May 9, 2013, 01:11 PM

1. Done.

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Thu May 9, 2013, 01:28 PM

2. Done.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2013, 01:45 PM

3. Lamar Smith is a Christian Scientist

His religion does not believe in doctors, believe illness can be cured by prayer. This is who is try to direct our science research funding.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2013, 03:18 PM

4. This is the path to the end of a free, open, knowledgeable society,

 

and I wouldn't put it past the GOP, or half of our so-called "Democrats," to openly advocate for this bullsh!t.

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Thu May 9, 2013, 04:04 PM

5. Done

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Thu May 9, 2013, 04:53 PM

6. K&R and done

Thanks

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Thu May 9, 2013, 05:58 PM

7. Done &

done.

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Thu May 9, 2013, 10:06 PM

8. Done!

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Thu May 9, 2013, 11:51 PM

9. Done and thanks

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