lørdag den 17. marts 2007

Forskeres ytringsfrihed i USA

Integry of Science blog kunne man for et par dage siden læse (her...) at
The House of Representatives today (March 14) overwhelmingly passed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, which would, for the first time, grant federal scientists and contractors the right to expose political interference in their research without fear of retribution. The bill passed by a 331 to 94 vote, with 229 Democrats and 102 Republicans voting in favor.
The House soundly rejected an amendment from Rep. Bill Sali (R-Idaho) that would have stripped all protections for scientists from the legislation. Instead, the legislators included an amendment by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) giving scientists the right to present their research at conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.
Ian Hart kommenterer, at "The wide and bipartisan support for this bill in the House suggests it stands a chance of passing through the Senate reasonably unscathed. Knock on wood. What do you all think of this?" -- Vi håber han har ret!

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