WGBH Forum Network; Undermining Science
Undermining Science Seth Shulman, 2005 Dibner Science Writer Fellow, MIT In 2001, a group of eminent American scientists affiliated with the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) contacted Seth Shulman, an experienced investigative journalist, and asked him to look into charges of serious mishandling of scientific information in the Bush administration. His investigation resulted in the groundbreaking report, Restoring Scientific Integrity in Policy Making, which served as the basis for a highly publicized UCS statement accusing the Bush administration of a misuse of science that was signed by dozens of Nobel laureates, National Medal of Science winners, and member of the National Academy of Sciences. To date, over 8,000 scientists have signed. He details this expose in his new book, Undermining Science: Suppression and Distortion in the Bush Administration. Seth Shulman, an award-winning journalist, has written about science for journals ranging from Nature to Rolling Stone as well as the Times of London, the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times. He is also author of The Threat at Home: Confronting the Toxic Legacy of the US Miliary and for the 2004-2005 academic year, he was the first-ever Dibner Science Writer Fellow at MIT.
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UNDERMINING SCIENCE SETH SHULMAN, 2005 DIBNER SCIENCE WRITER FELLOW, MIT
IN 2001, A GROUP OF EMINENT AMERICAN SCIENTISTS AFFILIATED WITH THE UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS (UCS) CONTACTED SETH SHULMAN, AN EXPERIENCED INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST, AND ASKED HIM TO LOOK INTO CHARGES OF SERIOUS MISHANDLING OF SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION IN THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION. HIS INVESTIGATION RESULTED IN THE GROUNDBREAKING REPORT, RESTORING SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY IN POLICY MAKING, WHICH SERVED AS THE BASIS FOR A HIGHLY PUBLICIZED UCS STATEMENT ACCUSING THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION OF A MISUSE OF SCIENCE THAT WAS SIGNED BY DOZENS OF NOBEL LAUREATES, NATIONAL MEDAL OF SCIENCE WINNERS, AND MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. TO DATE, OVER 8,000 SCIENTISTS HAVE SIGNED. HE DETAILS THIS EXPOSE IN HIS NEW BOOK, UNDERMINING SCIENCE: SUPPRESSION AND DISTORTION IN THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION.
SETH SHULMAN, AN AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST, HAS WRITTEN ABOUT SCIENCE FOR JOURNALS RANGING FROM NATURE TO ROLLING STONE AS WELL AS THE TIMES OF LONDON, THE BOSTON GLOBE AND THE LOS ANGELES TIMES. HE IS ALSO AUTHOR OF THE THREAT AT HOME: CONFRONTING THE TOXIC LEGACY OF THE US MILIARY AND FOR THE 2004-2005 ACADEMIC YEAR, HE WAS THE FIRST-EVER DIBNER SCIENCE WRITER FELLOW AT MIT.
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