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Scientific integrity under Trump

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Eldorado

"President Trump and his administration have been regarded by news outlets and scholars as one of the most hostile administrations towards scientists and their work. However, no study to-date has empirically measured how federal scientists perceive the Trump administration with respect to their scientific work.

"In 2018, we distributed a survey to over 63,000 federal scientists from 16 federal agencies to assess their perception of scientific integrity. Here we discuss the results of this survey for a subset of these agencies: Department of Interior (DOI) agencies (the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the US Geological Survey, and the National Park Service); the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

"We focus our analysis to 10 key questions fitting within three core categories that relate to perceptions of integrity in science. Additionally, we analyzed responses across agencies and compare responses in the 2018 survey to prior year surveys of federal scientists with similar survey questions. Our results indicate that federal scientists perceive losses of scientific integrity under the Trump Administration."

Full monty at PLOS: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0231929

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seanjo

Liberal academics don't like Trump shocker...

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Tatetopa
5 hours ago, RoofGardener said:

I was also most interested in their article on perennial vegetables as an oft-neglected resource for biodiversity, carbon sequestration, and nutrition. ! 

Yes, land grant agricultural colleges are ubiquitous across the US.  They were sources of practical information  for agriculture as they were designed to be and also for engineering and mining disciplines.   Debating societies like the Ivy League institutions, not so much. You Brits also have a noteworthy history of agricultural study and innovation in plant breeding, crop science, genetics, and statistical analysis.

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Tatetopa
4 hours ago, seanjo said:

Liberal academics don't like Trump shocker...

Here is a shocker for you seanjo, engineers and scientists, especially in the disciplines of forestry, mining, fisheries, and agriculture tend to lean to the conservative side.  Guys with hard hats, rubber boots and rain gear don't generally fall into the liberal academic category.  Most of them put a higher value on truth and accuracy than politics.

You are getting confused with the philosophy and sociology  crowd who like you have opinions rather than facts.   They have their place, but not in agricultural research.

 

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RoofGardener
12 hours ago, Tatetopa said:

Yes, land grant agricultural colleges are ubiquitous across the US.  They were sources of practical information  for agriculture as they were designed to be and also for engineering and mining disciplines.   Debating societies like the Ivy League institutions, not so much. You Brits also have a noteworthy history of agricultural study and innovation in plant breeding, crop science, genetics, and statistical analysis.

Indeed @Tatetopa. There is an agricultural college about 12 miles from where I live :) 

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