US "Science Laureate" plan scuppered

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US "Science Laureate" plan scuppered

Postby Brian Jordan » Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:14 am

A seemingly uncontroversial plan to allow the US president to name three unpaid "science laureates" was suddenly pulled due to the opposition of climate change denialists.
climate skeptic Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute says slowing the pace won’t change his organization’s stance on the bill. “There’s no way to make it work,” Ebell says. “It would still give scientists an opportunity to pontificate, and we’re opposed to it.”
No doubt the creationists will support him all the way, especially in view of what the bill was about:
“This bill is simply a chance to show our children that discovery science is important and that science can be an exciting and rewarding career.”
http://news.sciencemag.org/climate/2013/09/u.s.-science-laureate-bill-hits-roadblock
(thanks to kennyc on RatSkep)
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