SCIENCE QUESTIONED

Suddenly environmentalists are questioning science:

TONY JONES: But of course, that’s exactly what he says he’s doing. He hasn’t given any formal approval, now he’s got an independent inquiry by the chief scientists. Is that not good enough?

GEOFFREY COUSINS: No, it’s not good enough because it doesn’t allow a proper public inspection of all of that and debate of the scientific evidence and it doesn’t allow all the voices to be heard, and you don’t want a situation where the chief scientist looks at these issues and makes a determination and then shortly thereafter, somebody says, but you’ve missed this point, you know, if only you’d thought about that. And the scientist says, oh yes, OK, now I see it. I mean, this deserves a proper public hearing.

People openly debating scientists’ views on the environment. What will they demand next?

(Via Alan R.M. Jones)

Posted by Tim B. on 08/31/2007 at 12:28 AM