18 Apr Science Magazine editor-in-chief on how science ‘lost’ America, how to gain it back
Politicization of science is ideological debate about government regulation, Thorp says
Science editor-in-chief Holden Thorp presented Monday on “How Science Lost America and How to Get it Back.” The talk focused on the dynamic relationship and intertwining of science and politics and how scientists can recover from the loss.
Recently, science has been increasingly merging with the political sphere. Thorp said some people believe scientists should stick to the facts and leave politics to the politicians. Today, there is a partisan divide in what politicians think of scientific experts’ roles in policy issues.
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