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Vishal Gulati

Royal Society Holds Firm Amid Political Challenges to Science

September 3, 2012

An excellent piece by New York Times on the challenges faced by scientists and scientific bodies in a world where scientific evidence is not being used as the prime driver for policy making as seen in climate change and health related issues. The growing force of the Tea Party Movement and and other ‘grassroot’ organisations who want policy to be decided on how they feel rather than what we know is a cause of concern

Paul Nurse has his work cut out as head of the Royal Society, the world’s oldest scientific academy, established in 1660!


The Royal Society in Great Britain, the world’s oldest continuous scientific society, is striving to stay relevant in the modern world.

Source: Royal Society Holds Firm Amid Political Challenges to Science – The New York Times