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  1. #1 Help Save Science by Signing this Petition 
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    Science is under attack. One of its assailants, Paul Broun, makes decisions on behalf of the world's largest state-sponsor of science, the U.S. government, by serving on the House of Representatives Science Committee. He denies not just the empirical findings of science, but rejects the scientific method itself, yet has considerable influence on American science funding and policies.

    This online petition for his removal from that committee started less than 24 hours ago and already has over 55,000 signatures.

    Please sign the petition and then tweet it, Facebook it, and otherwise spread the message. Keep bumping this thread so more science enthusiasts get a chance to see it.
    Bill Nye: Paul Broun 'Unqualified To Make Decisions About Science, Space, And Technology'

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    I totally agree with Bill Nye. I just saw this, so I haven't had enough time to look it all over, but I am interested to hear what other people on this forum have to say.

    People on a science forum tend to like science, and we don't like it when stuff like this happens.

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    If I were American, I'd sign it too. What a disgrace! And you should try and get rid of Todd Aikin as well.
    Disclaimer: I do not declare myself to be an expert on ANY subject. If I state something as fact that is obviously wrong, please don't hesitate to correct me. I welcome such corrections in an attempt to be as truthful and accurate as possible.

    "Gullibility kills" - Carl Sagan
    "All people know the same truth. Our lives consist of how we chose to distort it." - Harry Block
    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle
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    There are times when we in the rest of the world admire American society - and then we get these little reminders that being the biggest doesn't always get you the best.

    A lot of faces palmed and desks headed when this one hit the intertubes.
    "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Winston Churchill
    "nature is like a game of Jenga; you never know which brick you pull out will cause the whole stack to collapse" Lucy Cooke
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