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Friday, June 29, 2007

Science Idol

posted by on June 29 at 12:12 PM

The 2007 Science Idol contest from the Union of Concerned Scientists:

Recent investigations and surveys show that the censorship, manipulation, and suppression of federal government science has become pervasive in recent years. Political interference in science has hurt our air quality, allowed FDA approval of harmful drugs, and prevented the public from hearing the truth about global warming.

This spring, creative minds throughout America took the opportunity to show off their artistic and comedic talents in support of independent science by entering the 2nd annual Science Idol: the Scientific Integrity Editorial Cartoon Contest. We received hundreds of compelling cartoons and our panel of celebrity judges helped narrow those entries to 12 great finalists.

Vote for your Science Idol today and win great prizes—while helping UCS spread awareness about the importance of independent science to our health, safety, and environment.

Vote for your favorite.

Tip of the hat to Tom Robey at Hope for Pandora.

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This sounds kind of stupid, esp. with a name like Science Idol (reflective of our sad country). Union of Concern (sic) Scientists is also weak campared to Northwest Association for Biomedical Research.

Not sure if this link will work (acrobat document), but I'm listed as a judge on page 8, of the excellently titled
Biomedical Breakthroughs and My Life Poster and Essay Contest


Posted by Garrett | June 29, 2007 12:40 PM

@1 Thank-you for catching my typo. I've corrected it.

Posted by Jonathan Golob | June 29, 2007 1:00 PM

Run with your typos.
Being first and foremost an English majur, and somewhat influenced by the educational theorist Paulo Freire
, I say 'Concern' might even be better. Ponder it, and its past form.

Posted by Garrett | June 29, 2007 1:11 PM

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