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The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters to Government (mini ebook)

The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters to Government (mini ebook) [Kindle Edition]

Henderson Mark
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This mini ebook features a sample chapter from Mark Henderson’s brilliant new book THE GEEK MANIFESTO: why science matters.

The geeks are coming. And our world needs them.

We live in a country where:
-A writer can be forced into court for telling the scientific truth.
-The media would rather sell papers by scaremongering  about the MMR vaccine or GM crops than reporting the facts.
-A government advisor was sacked for a decision based on science rather than public opinion.
-Only one of our 650 MPs has ever worked as a research scientist.

It is time to entrench scientific thinking more deeply into politics and society. To fight for policy based on evidence.

The full book is available from 12th May 2012.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 299 KB
  • Print Length: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (4 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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2.0 out of 5 stars The Geek Manifesto - a geeky booklet ? 28 July 2012
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This short booklet (haven't read the big one) takes on board the idea that dodgy politicians ignore good scientific advice for political reasons and how much better the world might be if only they were more honest. This is hardly a novel polemic: business and popular science magazines are full of column inches in this sort of area. But, IMHO, decision makers believe that scientists, geeks included, have a myopic view of the world, sometimes bear hidden agendas and may have covert paymasters - aspects the politician must assess along with all the good advice they may, or may not, be getting. So hardly a clean-cut issue and this book gives a one-sided story.
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