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Can politics be reduced to a science? I agree that science has no politics, and that biases carried by practitioners of science are unavoidable, however what I find most concerning about this article is that science advocates have to “choose a side”.
This bipartisan approach to political discourse will continue to stifle scientists striving to engage in data driven policy initiatives. Additionally the article identifies the underrepresented as missing from federal discourse. The sanitation worker certainly maintains a daily discipline more complex than merely an arm of a diesel truck. Is there work not at all scientific? Or will science continue to be a term only the elitely educated can claim.
Certainly Schulson is onto something here but dismissing 314 as equating science to political platitude is a bit crass considering the tremendous work political sciencetists offer to enact efficient policy goals.
It seems that this is simply another political group attempting to give itself legitimacy through a contrived device. Science knows no politics, and while scientists can and do have political opinions, it does not drive scientific endeavor. I would advance the premise that once you choose politics as your profession, you are no longer a scientist. The title “Scientist” is not a permanent affixation to a person. Science is a practice. The Scientific Method is a way of factual discovery. 314 has apparently abandoned the search for truth and instead seeks to promote bias.
Too bad, I would vote for a truly science-motivated platform.