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Republican Tries to Bend Science to Anti-Science Agenda

” The new chair of the House of Representatives science committee has drafted a bill that, in effect, would replace peer review at the National Science Foundation (NSF) with a set of funding criteria chosen by Congress. For good measure, it would also set in motion a process to determine whether the same criteria should be adopted by every other federal science agency.”*

Rep. Lamar Smith – who supported SOPA and blamed gun violence on video games- is continuing the war on science by attempting to remove scientific peer review guidelines and replace it with one determined by Congress…politicizing science. Is this an effort to de-fund science and fund their own corporate propaganda? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.

*Read more from Science Magazine:
http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2013/04/us-lawmaker-proposes-new-criteri-1.html

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