Science Integrity Act

Mary Barkworth stipoid at CC.USU.EDU
Sun Mar 1 11:47:21 CST 1998

The method by which the US Congress selects the chairs of committees
guarantees that, in most instances - and particularly the controversial
cases - the selection of reviewers will be biassed.  This will be extolled
by some as checks and balances at work, by others as democratic [lowercase
d] oversight. It is guaranteed to increase the cost of almost all
legislation.  And just how much leeway does one having in determining the
expenses associated with a review?  May one go and visit multiple sites
that were part of a study supporting or rejecting a point of view?  And
think of how much technical support one would need to rerun all the numbers
using a different method of analysis.
Mary Barkworth, Intermountain Herbarium
Department of Biology, Utah State University,
Logan, Utah 84322-5305
Voice: 435-797-1584 (Try 801-797-1584 if this fails, the area code is being
changed and the new one, so far as I can make out, must have to be
implemented separately at several locations.  Same goes for FAX number)
FAX: 435-797-1575

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