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Nature’s endorsement
October 29, 2008, 8:10 pm
Filed under: Published stuff

Unusually, we have chosen to endorse a candidate in the forthcoming election. From our leader:

Science is bound by, and committed to, a set of normative values — values that have application to political questions. Placing a disinterested view of the world as it is ahead of our views of how it should be; recognizing that ideas should be tested in as systematic a way as possible; appreciating that there are experts whose views and criticisms need to be taken seriously: these are all attributes of good science that can be usefully applied when making decisions about the world of which science is but a part. Writ larger, the core values of science are those of open debate within a free society that have come down to us from the Enlightenment in many forms, not the least of which is the constitution of the United States.

Guess who we came down for…

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