The War on Science

The War on Science

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Further Reading:

Shlain, Leonard. Art & Physics. New York: Harpercollins, 1993. Print. The Scientific Revolution (1550-1700)Timeline Industrial Revolution 6 World-Changing Ideas That Were Originally Rejected

Shlain, Leonard. Art & Physics. New York: Harpercollins, 1993. Print. Climate change and the rise and fall of civilizations UK research funding slumps below 0.5% GDP – putting us last in the G8 The G.O.P.’s War on Science Gets Worse Fisheries and Oceans library closings called loss to science
Health Canada library changes leave scientists scrambling Changes to Canada’s fisheries law alarm biologists Canada abolishes its national science adviser Canadian election spotlights scientists’ frustrations Hundreds of world’s scientists urge Harper to end funding cuts Federal budget ignites debate over what science is for

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20 Responses

  1. Ari Karim says:

    And with only 3 cents a day you help keep science in clothes.

  2. IamRiTcHa says:

    Yet another reason to get rid of harper on october 19th. ABC Anybody But

  3. Kevin Raymond says:


  4. Shredder says:

    You are wrong. Democrats wage the war on science. If you still believe in
    anthropogenic global warming, then you are following your leftist political
    bias and ignoring the clear evidence that AGW is a myth. The real science
    shows that CO2 is not a pollutant, and the consensus of actual scientists
    agree. Just look at climategate: the so called ‘scientists’ who believe in
    AGW fudge the data to support their political agenda. That’s the real war
    on science. Another issue is the denial of biology, which clearly shows
    that an unborn baby is not part of the mother, but a separate individual
    human life with its own DNA unique to him or her from the moment of

  5. Ash says:

    I just looked through the comments. And I saw some people are having a
    “debate” about science. All words I have are just these. Whether you love
    or you hate science. It is always and always there and it stops when
    everyone stops thinking. So it will never stop and everyone has to obey
    science even if they are too stupid to think they have a choice in this. It
    doesn’t matter if you believe in gravity or not, gravity keeps you alive
    and shapes your body. You can’t “like” gravity, you “need” it. Science is a
    need. If people are still at their early stages of evolution, it will be
    harder for them to get these things though.

  6. SpartanHoplite says:

    How hard is this to understand? THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT THE PROVIDER OF
    SCIENCE. Of course Einstein know his theory of relativity would lead to new
    technologies, as ALL SCIENCE DOES. Why do you think the government is the
    only source of funds? In the free market, the ideas worth most at the time
    are funded, and after Einstein recorded his ideas, the free market
    eventually developed uses for them, while before his ideas were worthless
    because the technology for things like GPS was not there. Scientists do not
    need the government to get funding, investors fund scientists to create
    useful technologies, and new, innovative ideas that could be used in the
    future, just like Einstein’s were. The only difference between investor
    funding and government funding is that one is taken by force from the
    people and not spent efficiently, while the other is invested willingly and

  7. Luis Garcia says:

    Science Rules

    – Bill Nye

  8. WhyIsItHard says:

    I cry every time.

  9. Moose says:

    Not ashamed to say I teared up a little bit during this. Amazing video,
    Carl Sagan would be proud.

  10. Martin Lamb says:

    This is powerful, but we must remember that even though discovery and
    innovation are very important, they must be aimed toward a useful outcome.
    Research on how to remove salt from salt water efficiently is more
    important than research on supernovas. Remember that science includes many
    facets, some assist mankind’s survival, some do not. There are many who
    will never see or benefit from the good that can come from useful research,
    and it is our job to keep that number as low as we possibly can.

  11. Dillon Cherry (LetsBeTheTruth) says:

    Babies are being chopped up and sold by the 100,000s, Obama is drone
    striking children in the middle east (still) and you all take the time to
    put some overly dramatic music to a power point about government funding of
    scientific research.

    Bravo for your priorities. ???

  12. Bl champ says:

    Is this an attack ad on the Conservative Party? LOL

  13. Simeon Murphy says:

    While i agree with just about everything said in this video I also worry
    about the flip side of the coin, the (for lack of a better word) cult of
    science. Blind fanaticism goes both ways and we have to be careful not to
    just accept what we are told but to verify (for example by reading the
    scope, error bars, etc… of a study) what we hear, and try to understand
    for ourselves instead of just saying “_*_____* is right and you are wrong
    because SCIENCE!” Science can not do anything, people can, and people do
    some pretty horrible things, The Tuskegee Syphilis experiment for example.
    I think a better way to put this video would be in support of education not
    necessarily science (science obviously is included as part of this), after
    all medieval history is pretty damn important and I have my doubts about
    how much funding that gets.

  14. Lego “SwiperTheSniper” Man says:

    Science is more important then the military because science can create new
    weapons that are more effective in the military.

  15. Mariana Aceves says:


  16. Sean R says:

    Stop Harper’s crimes

  17. Touss Ghost29 says:

    Guys listen I am just a kid that is 12 years old. I can not do much about
    science but I can make other people do by sharing this video and and
    talking about it so please if you are interested change the world!?

  18. ComeAndTakeEm1776 says:

    Unsubbed. Enjoy the Mercury and fetal cells in your vaccines. Your liberal
    views are just too much.

  19. The DUCK Channel says:

    when someone insults me. I insult them back… with a scientific fact (to
    make me sound more smarter)… then he doesn’t understand.

  20. Dylan Ford says:

    Amazing vid. Hopefully the message will be conveyed to as many people as
    possible. Keep up the good work asap