Sunday, February 11, 2007

Reality-Based Research

SAZ sent along a review of Undermining Science by Seth Shulman, which looks to be a depressing look at the Bush administration's attitude toward the "reality-based community" of scientists.

We won't be here, but this weekend is the Lab of Ornithology's annual Bird Count. According to NPR, last year's results showed Canada geese as the #1 bird, followed by snow geese and European starlings, which they point out were only introduced here in the 1890s when that nutty Eugene Sheiffelin decided to place in Central Park all the birds ever mentioned by Shakespeare. This is a fun, easy way to support scientific research--all it takes is going out in the backyard and filing your report online at the Bird Count site.

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