Science Censorship

Why would BP stifle information about the oil spill?

By |2019-03-20T18:08:10-04:00June 7th, 2010|Blog|

You might think that an accurate calculation of the amount of oil flowing into the gulf would be crucial to understanding the environmental impact of the spill.  You might also think that the nation’s top scientists would be a valuable partner to BP in the cleanup effort.  Apparently, BP would disagree.  Or do they have other priorities? The oil giant [...]

Can Censorship Lead to Oil Spills?

By |2019-03-20T15:08:56-04:00June 2nd, 2010|Blog|

As evidence mounts that the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico might have been averted if experts’ warnings had been heeded, a troubling picture of suppression of scientific information in favor of a push to “drill, baby, drill” is emerging. Only days before the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a report by the government accountability office (GAO) revealed that [...]

Science in Transition

By |2019-03-20T15:09:14-04:00January 15th, 2009|Blog|

Over the past eight years, government censorship of science has ranged from silencing researchers to creating policies that interfered with the free exchange of scientific ideas.  Government censorship of science includes distortion and suppression of data, and threatens the public’s access to truthful and accurate information. Though many examples of censorship and suppression have been revealed, it is likely in [...]

Student editorial on evolution pulled by principal

By |2019-03-12T18:27:32-04:00December 12th, 2008|Blog|

A dispiriting story in the Roanoke Times on a student who's opinion piece on evolution was pulled by the principle principal (amusing typo, Sarah). Brandon Creasy, who is a student at Leonard A. Gereau Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration wrote the article for the school magazine. The crux of his piece (printed in the Roanoke Times) is that: [...]