Politics, science, and … toons?

Politics, science, and … toons?

Politics, science, and … toons?

Bad Astronomy
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March 28 2007 5:32 PM

Politics, science, and … toons?

Phil Plait Phil Plait

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

"I'm not bad... I'm just drawn that way."

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Continuing on the theme of the political humpery of science, I'm pleased to forward a message from the Union of Concerned Scientists:

Three top cartoonists have joined with the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) to kick off the organization's second annual "Science Idol" scientific integrity cartoon contest to draw humorous attention to a very serious issue: political interference in science.

Can you draw? Are you sick of the way the White House has bastardized reality? Then pick up a pen, put on your tin foil hat, draw a cartoon, and submit it to Science Idol.

If I could draw, I'd be all over this. Sadly, I'm only gifted with this incredible writing talent.