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The Case for the Politicization of Science - The Atlantic

'An important idea in the study of geological time scales is called the “Exxon curve,” because it was discovered by Exxon scientists. '

'It doesn’t need convincing that science is useful and helpful—certainly, science helps Exxon’s bottom line every day. '

'Seven years later, it’s the smaller Tea Party rally that still reverberates in our politics. '

'Frizzle—not until recently did I notice her egalitarian title—lectures the class on the science of the scene. '

'This may make some scientists bristle: Should science alloy itself with other members of a political constituency?'

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