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Sunday, January 31, 2016

More Science and Non Science from The Tyee

Continuing with Gerry Warner's  theme of science and non-science and for amusement:

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Please Advise! Repentant Rona Prays for Scientists' Forgiveness

Doc Steve advises Ambrose on her groundbreaking new experiment.
By Steve Burgess, Yesterday, 
[Editor's note: Steve Burgess is an accredited spin doctor with a PhD in Centrifugal Rhetoric from the University of SASE, situated on the lovely campus of PO Box 7650, Cayman Islands. In this space he dispenses PR advice to politicians, the rich and famous, the troubled and well-heeled, the wealthy and gullible.]

Dear Dr. Steve,
There is a war against science going on in Canada. It is being waged by Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government and fearlessly opposed by we, the stalwarts of the Conservative caucus.
Last week our natural resources critic Candice Bergen gave a press conference where she decried the lack of scientific rigour in the decision-making process with regard to pipeline construction. She pointed out that political interference is shifting power from scientists and giving it to Liberal political hacks, an argument I have recently made as well.
Will you join with us to stop this pernicious attack on the scientific community?
Rona Ambrose
Interim Conservative Party Leader

Dear Ms. Ambrose,
Is it Groundhog Day yet? In the movie by the same name, a single day's events repeat over and over. But the 2016 version of Groundhog Day is shaping up to be closer to another movie: Face/Off, where John Travolta and Nicholas Cage swap faces and confuse the hell out of everybody.
There's been a fair amount of Conservative face-swapping and policy-switching since the election. Your party has now decided that scrapping the long-form census was a bad idea and that an enquiry into missing aboriginal women would be a good one. Your reversal on the issue of marijuana dispensary regulation was a particular stunner. Suddenly you're for it. As far as science goes, was that an experiment to determine exactly how much it would take to make people's heads actually explode?..............
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