Source: Roger Pielke, Jr.
Why have a number of areas of US science become so politicized?
One answer to this question is that those concerned about science in politics have ceded discussion of issues of science policy to the most overtly partisan, many of whom see science as nothing more than a convenient tool to extract political advantage. This dynamic manifests itself in the overwhelming selectivity of attention among those who purport to be concerned about science in politics.
Consider a few examples: (more…)