Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Dems Slam Interior Over Science Meddling

Dems Slam Interior Over Science Meddling: "(AP) -- Democrats said Wednesday an Interior Department official who pressured government scientists to alter their research was just one example of a larger problem.

Julie MacDonald resigned last week as deputy assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks after the department's inspector general said she bullied federal scientists and improperly leaked information about endangered species to private groups. "

Hubris (n) overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance

When US taxpayer dollars are used to fund scientific research the results of that research belong the people that paid for it. Deliberate distortion of those results for political ends is an outright betrayal of the taxpayer's trust in their government.

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