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More pseudoscience with the SciSchmooze 5.22.17

Greetings Science Fans and Geeks,

Wow what a week. Not just in politics either. I’ll get the politics out of the way first. The US Senate has a bill starting to work its way through the system that warrants our attention. The Scientific Integrity Act in part says:

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SEC. 3. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY.
It is the sense of Congress that—
(1) independent, impartial science and the scientific process should inform and guide public policy decisions on a wide range of issues, including improvement of public health, protection of the environment, and protection of national security;
(2) the public must be able to trust the science and scientific process informing public policy decisions;
(3) science, the scientific process, and the communication of science should be free from political, ideological, or financial influence; and
(4) policies and procedures that ensure the reliable conduct and communication of publicly funded science are critical to ensuring public trust.

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I know that most of you missed it but you might still be able to get a sense of it. I’m talking about...

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