08 January 2014
Last October I contributed an article to iPolitics on the troubled relationship between science and government, and how the current situation is new, but not that different from previous conflicts between scientists and politicians. John Dupuis amalgamated links to the entire series on his blog, and recently asked everyone who contributed to the series to fill out a biography. I've been studying and/or involved in the science advocacy community for some time, including attending the science history and science policy conferences, so I was more than happy to respond to John's questions. My comments, which I typed up over the break, came at the same time the government announced it was closing a number of science libraries, so the timing was unfortunately appropriate.