Thursday, July 14, 2005

Bush administration anti-science train rolls on

From the Washington Post:
A government Web site intended to help parents and teenagers make "smart choices about their health and future" includes inaccurate or misleading information that may alienate some families or prompt riskier behavior, according to a team of medical experts who reviewed the material.
Three physicians and a child psychologist analyzed the Bush administration's Web site and concluded it made many incorrect assertions about condoms, sexual orientation, single-parent households and the dangers of oral sex.
This isn't exactly new news, as Chris Mooney had written a piece on this three months ago, but this Post story forces my frustration to resurface. If you haven't caught on to this administration's attrocious record of distorting and politicizing science check out Rep. Henry Waxman's Politics and Science website.

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